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Ex-UK star Cousins to host free basketball camp and eye clinic Saturday in Winchester


DeMarcus Cousins and VSP Global will team up for free basketball camp and eye clinic for Kentucky students in Winchester Saturday.

Cousins LogoThe camp for scheduled for 100 kids is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at College Park Gym at 15 Wheeler Ave. in Winchester. All campers will receive a backpack, DMC headband, wristband, an official Nike camp t-shirt, Shock-Doctor mouthguard, Nike Vision sunglasses and much more. The basketball clinic is set for 9 a.m.-noon. The eye vision screening will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 6-foot 11-inch NBA All-Star, Cousins will be on site alongside VSP’s 45-foot-long Mobile Eyes vision care clinic. In addition to participating in the camp, children will receive free comprehensive eye exams in the mobile clinic and glasses, if prescribed.

“I’m excited to partner with VSP again to help the community in Kentucky,” Cousins said. “I have done these eye clinics in places I consider home (Sacramento and Mobile) so it was just a matter of time before I brought one to Kentucky. Being able to see clearly is important to kids and professional basketball players alike, on and off the court. This is just a great opportunity to provide much-needed care to kids in need, while helping them build their skills.”

“Having the chance to provide a vision screening via this mobile lab is a tremendous opportunity for our students. This partnership with DeMarcus Cousins provides an opportunity for students to receive their vision screening, but also participate in a clinic which develops teamwork. It’s opportunities like this which will allow the youth of Winchester an opportunity to thrive and grow,” said Greg Hollon of Clark County Public Schools.


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