Thanks Noel!

After 15 years as the Executive Director of MVP Basketball Camp, Noel Muyskens has announced his retirement.  Noel was hand-picked from MVP’s founder, Stan Greene, to lead the camp and that he did.  Under Noel’s guidance, MVP flourished by increasing the number of campers each summer and increasing the number of scholarship campers, as well.  During his tenure, MVP was forced to relocate from its Highlands home on many ocassions due to renovations throughout the White Plains School District.  Despite these obstacles, MVP continued to attract basketball loving children.  Under his leadership, MVP celebrated its 20th and 25th anniversaries, 20,000th camper and 7,000th scholarship.  If you were a deserving young person, Noel made sure you could attend at least a week at MVP.

John Nemsick will be taking over for Noel.  John has been with MVP since its inception in 1994, first as a coach, next as the Director of Operations, and now as the Director.  John is also a middle school teacher in the Bedford Central School District.

Thanks to HSS and everyone who helped to make this summer possible!

Over 800 campers participated in MVP Basketball Camp’s 25th summer!  We had an amazing summer and we have a lot of people to thank.  HSS Westchester is our premiere sponsor this summer (as seen on the back of every camper’s shirt).  They provided our coaches with training on how to properly warm-up athletes to best prevent injuries.  HSS Westchester also presented to our campers about proper nutrition and how to take care of their bodies to prevent injuries.  Our trainers noticed the difference, too.  They said that there were fewer ankle and knee injuries this summer at camp.  Thanks HSS Westchester!

Thanks to San Generro’s restaurant in Dobbs Ferry for bringing us lunch four days a week.   Their pizza is to die for but the chicken tenders also made a big splash with campers.

We welcomed Burger King, in Port Chester, to our weekly menu.  Campers were excited to taste the hamburgers and chesseburgers from the King.

If you have the opportunity to visit these establishments, please do.

Thanks Walmart / Sam’s Club of Elmsford!

This week MVP Basketball Camp received a $1500 grant from Walmart’s Community Grant committee.  Sam’s Club of Elmsword supported our application locally.  The monies will go directly to MVP’s Youth Development Scholarship Program and enable five children to attend basketball camp at MVP.

Kabir Kumar, Senior Director of Community Giving at Walmart, wrote, “We are thrilled to support your work in our communities and share your desire to provide local impact. By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate. In fact, Mrs. Helen Walton used to say, “It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”

MVP Basketball is very thankful for the corporate and individual support it receives.  As a non-profit, our mission is dependent on this generosity.  If you can support MVP’s Youth Development Scholarship Program, please reach out to us at 914-946-1231.

25th Year Celebration Fundraiser – Meet us at the Beach

On Thursday, May 30th from 7 – 9pm, MVP Basketball Camp will celebrate its 25th year of camp by holding a fundraiser at Shenorock Shore Club in Rye, NY.  MVP and its friends have given over 6000 weeks of summer basketball camp to deserving, economically challenged families in the Westchester County area.  This is your opportunity to help us celebrate that accomplishment and to learn about what MVP has planned for the next 25 years.  We will be raffling off dinners, tickets, and experiences.  Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Sign up on our home page.  If you are interested in sponsorships or have a raffle item you’d like to donate, contact John Nemsick at jnemsick@mvpbasketballcamp.org.

Thanks for your support over the years and in the future.