2015 Girls Basketball Jamboree

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For several weeks coaches have been preparing students for Playworks Girls Basketball Jamboree. On March 14 more than 300 spectators, coaches, and players arrived at Western High School eager to showcase their skills. Each Playworks coach prepared a team from their respective schools to teach the fundamentals of the game. At the event more than 125 students were put into groups where they played skill-building games as well as a full-court game against another Playworks team. With the bleachers full of lively spectators, the gym was bustling with excitement, cheering, and high-fives. Afterwards, everyone gathered together for a group photo and snack. We want to say thank you to the coaches, spectators, and to Western for making this event a great success.

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three people with Playworks shirts
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