Registration for Free Summer Camp for Detroit Public Students Ends June 14th

, Posted on Jun 12

Sixth-ninth graders in Detroit Public Schools have until Thursday, June 14th to apply for one of the 150 free spots in the “Shoot For Your Goals” basketball and leadership camp.

DETROIT, June 12, 2012 – Powerlink Facilities Management Services (Powerlink), a Detroit-based facilities management and maintenance company, along with Sodexo and the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Foundation, has partnered with Winning Futures and Gregory Kelser’s “Shoot For Your Goals” Basketball Camp to sponsor more than 150 Detroit Public School students’ free participation in a week-long camp, which includes not only basketball, but learning basic skills that will make their high school experience a success.  Powerlink President and CEO Link Howard III made the announcement.

The camp will be held June 18 – 22, 2012 at Cass Tech High School located at 2501 2nd Avenue in Detroit and will present the opportunity for students to learn skills this summer that should help them get around a basketball court and through their next school year with better success. In addition to the basketball clinic, the “Shoot For Your Goals” camp provides complimentary breakfast and lunch, daily workshops for attendees on self-esteem building, leadership training, values, goals and overall academic achievement.

Sixth-ninth grade students currently enrolled in the DPS district, including DPS charter schools, have until June 14, 2012 to apply for their chance to secure one of 150 free spots at the camp.  Students can obtain an application from most DPS school administration offices or by visiting

After a successful camp experience in 2011, the “Shoot For Your Goals” camp is again being sponsored by the DPS Foundation, in conjunction with the Sodexo Powerlink partnership, which handles facilities for the school district.   2012 marks the second consecutive year of the camp, a unique combination of sports training and academic preparation. This collaborative, week-long camp was launched in June 2011 by Warren, Mich.-headquartered Winning Futures, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching life skills and mentoring young adults as they strive to find the right path to success, and Gregory (Greg) Kelser, an alumnus of Detroit Henry Ford High School, former captain of the Michigan State University basketball team, previous Detroit Piston and broadcaster for Piston’s games on FOX Sports Detroit. messages emphasizing how extremely important education has been in his life. Kelser challenges every camp participant to pursue education with the same determination and energy he or she uses for sports.

For more information on the Winning Futures and “Shoot For Your Goals” camp, please visit

To download a picture of Gregory Kelser, please click below.

Gregory Kelser's "Shoot For Your Goals"

To download a picture of Kristina Marshall, please click below.

Kristina Marshall, Winning Futures

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Meghan O’Brien