By Amanda Anderson
COCOA -- Children will have the opportunity this summer to build new skills in one of the most widely played sports.
The Brevard Community College P.J. Wilson/Henry Scott Youth Golf Camp and Minority Youth Golf Program tees off its 20th anniversary at BCC's Fred Gay Gold Academy in June, with pre-registration required by May 22. The camp is available for children ages 10 to 16.
Mark DeCotis, with athletic communications at BCC, is looking forward to another exciting summer.
"This is a free program that teaches students the basic skills of golf, including golf course etiquette, conduct and sportsmanship," Mr. DeCotis said. "It also gives the students values for successful living."
Started in 1992, the P.J. Wilson/Henry Scott Youth Golf Camp and Minority Youth Golf Program was founded by P.J. Wilson and Henry Scott, two African-American golf professionals in Brevard County, with assistance from former BCC President Dr. Maxwell King.
"The camp is designed to help build the participants' self-confidence and provide guidance on setting goals and providing support in laying the foundation for positive life directions," Mr. DeCotis added.
Roosevelt Jackson, Isaac Johnson and BCC head golf coach Jamie Howell will serve as camp instructors this summer.
An orientation and registration session will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Community Dining Room in the Ralph M. Williams Student Center, building 11, on BCC's Coca Campus.
The camp begins runs June 17-27 from 9-11 a.m., Monday through Thursday, at the BCC Fred Gay Golf Academy and Driving Range.
For more information or to register, contact Kathy Bauernfeind at (321) 433-5502.