Hanes Hosiery begins Winter Basketball Registration

Hanes Hosiery director and coach Art Blevins, left, is shown with his staff: Patrice Johnson and Jeremiah Hawks

Hanes Hosiery begins Winter Basketball Registration
December 01
04:15 2016



The Hanes Hosiery recreation center is now taking sign ups for its winter basketball league.  The center will have two leagues: a 6-10-year-old league and an 11-15-year-old league.  The cost for each child is $25 and it includes a jersey and trophy.

This will make the 38th year Hanes Hosiery director and coach Art Blevins will run youth basketball leagues in the city.  “We teach them fundamentals and make sure the kids are having fun and learning the game also,” Blevins said.

Blevins said he wants to keep the three “P’s” out of what they do. No Pressure, no Politics and no Parent coaching.  He says he wants to make sure each kid has an opportunity to play.  He thinks this is the recipe for a successful program.

Blevins went on to say, “Here at the Hosiery, it’s all about the kids.  I have been blessed over the years working with thousands of kids who have come through our program.  We take pride in the trying to make sure our programs are top notch.”

Wake Forest University Law students will serve as coaches for the teams.  Blevins says they do a great job with the kids and make sure each kid plays.  He says the priority is for the kids to enjoy the game.

The $25 cost covers the jerseys and trophies, which Blevins purchases each year.  The price to register for the Winter League has remained the same for the last 14 years.  Blevins also says he enjoys helping those kids who cannot pay.

Blevins closed by saying, “Every kid will play regardless. This is what its all about, the kids.”

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