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Free basketball camp to stress fundamentals
Veteran basketball coach E.W. Dempsey works with a child during one of his free basketball camps.
E.W. Dempsey has been all over the world giving free basketball lessons.For the second year in a row, his organization, Three Point Play Ministries, will be offering a free, four-day basketball camp at McMinnville Civic Center.The camp is July 5-8 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day.“We talk about setting goals to be a better basketball player and we also talk about goals in life,” said Dempsey, who added each day has a five-minute spiritual lesson too.Three Point Play Ministries operates out of Calhoun, Ga., and is in the midst of offering 10 straight weeks of camps around the region. Dempsey says he is able to offer the free camps because his ministry receives donations throughout the year to fund the effort.His camps are not limited to Georgia and Tennessee.“We did a free camp one year in Nicaragua,” said Dempsey. “They didn’t have much, just a concrete slab, so that’s what we worked with.