Louisville Parks and Recreation announces partnership with Robbie Valentine for free three-day youth basketball camp

June 16, 2022

With the support of sponsors, local sports legend Robbie Valentine will host another free 3-day youth basketball camp at the KFC YUM! Center. During this free camp geared toward youth of all skill levels, participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as the principals of teamwork and individual responsibility.

“I’m blessed to be able to come to work at the KFC Yum! Center, which I think is the best arena in the world, every day,” Valentine said. “My goal is to give that same opportunity to kids whenever I can. They can come to the arena, learn about basketball, take home life lessons, and have some fun.”

In addition to learning skills on the court, several keynote speakers from the local basketball community will be in attendance to mentor campers and provide invaluable life skills.

“Robbie has been a vital contributor to kids through the running of these camps and his various endeavors for more than two decades,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Thousands of kids through two generations have attended Robbie’s camps, and they’ve learned about basketball, healthy habits, how to be a good teammate, son and daughter, and productive member of the community. We are deeply appreciative of the partnership with Robbie and the sponsors who have made this program possible.”

The sports camp will take place from 5-8 p.m. June 27-29 and is open to youth ages 5-14. To register, click here or visit bestparksever.com and click on “Robbie Valentine Basketball Camp” in the green box. Participants are encouraged to wear proper basketball attire.

For questions about registration or camp, please call (502) 574-7275.


Louisville Parks and Recreation, a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, manages 120 parks and six parkways on more than 13,000 acres of land and operates recreation programs for area residents of all ages and abilities. Since taking office in 2011, Mayor Greg Fischer has been committed to ensuring equity in parks and recreation, including the start of the West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative, the Louisville’s Engaging Children Outdoors (ECHO) programming and most recently, becoming the third city in the country to launch an equity review of all Metro-owned parks and facilities. bestparksever.com

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