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Published: Tuesday, June 21 2011 12:08 a.m. MDT

BASKETBALL: The third annual Travis Hansen Charity Basketball Camp will be held July 6-8 in Lehi, Utah. All proceeds from the camp benefit the Little Heroes Foundation.

Boys and girls ages 6-18 are invited to come learn the fundamentals of basketball and important lifetime values in a fun, uplifting atmosphere. Each year Travis Hansen teams up with a group of distinguished coaches from the Utah County area including local high school and BYU basketball coaches and players.

The camp's activities will incorporate daily inspirational speakers and an organized service project. This years' lineup includes Dave Rose, BYU basketball head coach and Marty Haws, a former BYU basketball player and current advocate for the "I Won't Cheat" Foundation.

This years' project will benefit hospitalized children. Campers are invited to assemble over 300 welcome kits for incoming patients. The kits will include fun items to help patients feel a sense of love and hope as they enter the hospital.

Camp service projects in the past two years have produced over 600 school supply kits for schools in Mali, Africa in 2009 and the Nebo School District in 2010.

"For children who become hospitalized, it can be difficult for them to cope with the new environment," said Victoria White, a child life specialist. "We aim to normalize the hospital with items that they are familiar with and items that they can gain self-mastery and self-expression."

Registration for the camp is $79 and includes free camp gear, competition prizes and three sessions of instruction. To register for the Travis Hansen Charity Basketball Camp visit TravisHansen.com.

"This camp is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn not only about the fundamentals of basketball but also the value of serving others in the community," said Travis Hansen. "We hope that through this camp the community will learn more about the vision that the Little Heroes Foundation has for a better world for children everywhere and feel the desire to take part in helping that vision to become a reality."

For questions visit travishansen.com or call 801-377-1423.

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