Women's Hoops Blog

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Monday, July 06, 2009

A little follow-up from Illinois' Courier News: Sporting peace: coaches teach Iraqi teen girls how to play basketball
If the Iraqi women's basketball team qualifies for the London 2012 or Chicago 2016 Olympics, two local coaches will be able to say they helped make it happen.

Elgin Academy Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Vicente Pena and Wheeling High School Girls Varsity Assistant Coach Julissa Hernandez coached a summer basketball camp last month in Knoxville, Tenn.. The camp was developed by Global Sports Partners, a sports agency that contracts with experts to provide access to sports for women and children who have been deprived of opportunities due to social and cultural traditions.