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PUTNAM — March 21 nearly 45 children gathered in the gymnasium of the Hale YMCA to participate in a clinic focused on basketball skill building and training.  Hosted by Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW), Putnam Science Academy, and the Hale YMCA, the clinic invited children ages 6 – 9 to work with Putnam Science Academy basketball coaches, teaching a variety of skills.
NOW and Putnam Science Academy have teamed up to host multiple basketball clinics for local youth in the past and the Hale YMCA came into the clinics this year.
NOW Executive Director Tayler Shea said: “We are so thankful to both the Putnam Science Academy coaches and the Hale YMCA staff for helping to make this clinic so successful! It was great to see the children having fun, running around together, and building confidence while learning new skills. These children were able to learn from some of the best coaches in the region and had a blast doing so. We have had a long partnership with Putnam Science Academy coach Tom Espinosa, who is always quick to volunteer his coaches and players to participate in NOW clinics. We are thrilled to continue hosting a variety of youth sports clinics with the Hale YMCA in the coming months.”
Throughout the year, NOW hosts a series of free youth sports & wellness clinics around the region. On March 28, NOW, PSA, and the Hale YMCA will host a basketball clinic for children ages 10 – 12, followed by ages 13 – 17 on April 11. More clinics are planned for the spring and summer months. The NOW website has all current events listed.
Registration is currently available online for the April 11 Basketball Clinic. For more information on NOW or to sign up for the upcoming clinics, visit:
NOW is a non-profit human services organization focused on youth wellness. NOW provides children the opportunity to participate in area wellness activities and athletics programs, offering scholarships to the community’s youth with up to 95% of the cost being subsidized by NOW. The organizations mission is to provide ALL children, regardless of financial resources, equal opportunities to achieve & maintain youth wellness, beginning at an early age.


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