University of Detroit Mercy to host basketball camp for special needs children

By: Mark Vest | C&G Newspapers | Published May 7, 2014

The Annual Titan Club Basketball Camp For Special Needs Players is scheduled to return to the University of Detroit Mercy for the fourth year, as children 12 and older will have an opportunity to practice fundamental basketball training June 30 on Dick Vitale Court.

The camp is open to persons with trainable mental impairment (TMI), educable mental impairment (EMI), and other developmental or physical disabilities, according to UDM’s athletic website. Ability level is not a factor in a person’s opportunity to participate in the camp.

Parents and guardians will be allowed to stay and watch.

The cost to attend is $15, which includes a camp T-shirt and a tour of Calihan Hall.

Those who would like to help families who may need financial assistance can do so by sponsoring a camper for $15. Volunteering at the event and spreading the news about the camp to families with special needs children are other ways people can help.

The registration deadline is June 25. Those who are interested in the camp can register at the Titan ticket office, or via mailing the registration form to Detroit Titan Athletics (attention Titan Club Basketball Camp), 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit, Michigan, 48221.

Families who may have need for financial assistance can inquire about camp scholarships.

For more information about the camp, or to obtain a registration form, call Clay Shaw, the director of marketing & promotions, at (313) 993-1705, or email him at