Campaign News
July 29, 2009

Georgetown Coach John Thompson joins Sewell in salute to her father with Free Youth Basketball Camp

Contact: Bret Wask, (202) 470-6295
Georgetown Coach John Thompson joins Sewell in salute to her father with Free Youth Basketball Camp Georgetown Coach John Thompson joins Sewell in salute to her father with Free Youth Basketball Camp

Georgetown University Head Men's Basketball Coach John Thompson III and Alabama State University (ASU) Coach Lewis Jackson as well as other noted collegiate coaches and special guests gather in the Magic City to participate in "The Coach Andrew A. Sewell Youth Basketball Clinic." The clinic is hosted by Terri Sewell in honor of her father Coach Andrew A. Sewell, retired coach of Selma High School. Thompson, Jackson and others will conduct a one-day clinic - free to 100 youth -- as a prelude to the renaming of the Selma High School Gymnasium in Selma, Al in honor of Terri Sewell's father. The free "The Coach Andrew A. Sewell Youth Basketball Clinic" will be held at The A. G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, August 6, 2009; from 8 AM to 12 Noon, for one hundred (100) pre-registered youth, grades 2nd through 6th.

Terri Sewell, a Birmingham attorney and democratic candidate for the 7th Congressional district, is a strong advocate for the development of youth and is pleased to provide an opportunity for our youth to participate free of charge in a basketball clinic, where they can spend time working with and learning from collegiate level coaches. Sewell is a native of Selma, Al whose mother Nancy Sewell served on the Selma City Council and father, now retired Coach Andrew Sewell, coached at Selma High School for 30 years before suffering a series of strokes that left him in a wheelchair and caused his early retirement. Her father played at ASU and Coach Lewis Jackson and her brother, Assistant Coach Anthony Sewell are also participating. Coach Andrew A. Sewell will also be in attendance.

Sewell remarks, "Basketball is in my blood! I am just honored that these great coaches would join me in promoting this sport and giving our children this unique opportunity. I am also happy that my college friend Coach John Thompson would travel to Birmingham and join with these outstanding coaches, to participate in this clinic for our children, honoring my father. What a great tribute!"

The renaming of the Selma High School Gymnasium in the name of Sewell's father will take place on August 15, 2009 in Selma, AL. "The Coach Andrew A. Sewell Youth Basketball Clinic" being held in Birmingham welcomes one hundred (100) youth, totally free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Applications are available at The A. G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club from July 27th through July 31st.

The A. G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club

2900 South Park Drive, SW

Birmingham, AL 35211

205.923.3377

 

 

 

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