The inaugural Hoops for a Cause basketball camp was a hit with area boys and girls Thursday at the Maroon Activities Center.
The camp, which was organized by MSU-Northern women’s coach Chris Mouat and former Butte High and MSU-Northern star Natalee Faupel, featured coaches and players from around the Frontier Conference.
It also included former Montana Tech star Hattie Thatcher and players from Butte High and Butte Central offering instruction to players from kindergarten through eighth grade.
The camp drew more than 50 boys and girls from kindergarten through fourth grade for the 8 a.m. session. The 10 a.m. session included than 20 boys from fifth through eighth grades, and camp officials were expecting at least that many for the girls’ session for players fifth through eighth grades at noon.
Each player received a camp T-shirt, an Adidas duffel bag, wrist bands and pizza thanks to local and league-wide sponsors.
All the money raised by the camp goes to the Alex Thatcher Memorial Scholarship Fund at Montana Tech.
A silent auction in the lobby of the MAC includes football helmets and jerseys from teams across the Frontier Conference will continue through halftime of the Burgman/Boyle Alumni Classic, which starts at 6 p.m.