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Outreach events fill summer for Sanford POWER academies

06/02/2015, 2:30pm CDT
By Sanford Sports Complex


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford POWER football and basketball academies’ summer schedules include a hearty helping of outreach camps and clinics.

Alan Bertram’s Sanford POWER Basketball Academy has 73 outreach camps scattered over 43 days for this summer across South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Wyoming. Those efforts are expected to reach 1,600 children. The Sanford Pentagon will also host numerous 5-on-5 leagues, weekly shooting workouts and specialty and skill-development camps.

Said Bertram: “Our mission at the Sanford Pentagon is to help athletes achieve their goals by providing opportunities for them to enhance the skills to become the best player possible.  It is important that we are able to provide those opportunities to not only the kids who can come out to the Pentagon to take advantage of our services but to also go out to the various communities throughout our region to give those athletes the same opportunities in their home gyms as what we provide here in Sioux Falls

The Kurtiss Riggs-run Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy has June and July camp stops scheduled for South Dakota communities like Baltic, DeSmet, Huron Faulkton and Wolsey. Riggs recently joined Sanford POWER full time and is expanding the already robust camp and clinic offerings for football.

Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy also has several Sioux Falls clinics slated for June and July that will address position-specific training. From July 13 to 16, the Sanford Fieldhouse will host the 10th annual South Dakota Junior Football Summer Camp conducted in conjunction with Sanford POWER-Riggs Premier Football Academy.

“We are excited to be part of the Sanford Sports Complex and the growth of youth sports in our community,” said Riggs. “It has been great to have worked with so many athletes in the academy up to this point, and we are even more excited to expand to reach more communities and athletes now that this is a full-time pursuit.”

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