FCA Adds Clinic For Area Girl’s Basketball Players With Tamika Catchings To March 5 Lineup Of Events With WNBA Star

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Chattanooga Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced that Tamika Catchings will be conducting a free basketball clinic, motivational talk, and Q&A session with area girls’ basketball players and coaches when she is in town on Tuesday, March 5.    

The clinic will take place from 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center and is open to girls from any area middle school, high school, recreational league, Upward or AAU team. Coaches are encouraged to register their players for this event as a team by calling the FCA office at 423 877-3561 or emailing numbers and team name to lodell@fca.org. The first 300 to register will receive a FCA bag filled with special goodies. The clinic, as well as the bag for the first 300, are free of charge, but teams must register by Friday, March 1.

It was previously released that Ms. Catchings was coming to speak on the March 5, at the annual FCA Road to Victory Banquet. Ms. Catchings is one of the most decorated women’s players in history with Three gold medals, One NCAA championship, NCAA All-American all four years at Tennessee, Seven-time WNBA All-Star, 2011 WNBA League MVP and 2012 WNBA Finals MVP as she led the Indiana Fever to their first WNBA title.  While at Tennessee she played for the legendary Pat Summitt and was one of the “Three Meeks” that helped Tennessee to an undefeated season in 1997-98.

"We are thrilled to have one of the best women’s basketball players in the world coming to Chattanooga to speak at both our fund-raising banquet and now this girl’s clinic," said local FCA Director Jay Fowler.  "We think this is a tremendous opportunity for girl’s basketball players and coaches from all over the Tennessee Valley to see and hear from Tamika and learn how she was able to reach the pinnacle of her sport."

For additional information about the Tamika Catchings clinic or the FCA Road to Victory Banquet, contact Jay Fowler at 423 877-3561 or 423 309-4255 or go to chattanoogafca.org.



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