The Pima Community College women’s team will be visiting Whiteriver on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation this Saturday to complete a community service project in an effort to “give back” to the community that has supplied Todd Holthaus and the Aztecs with standouts including All-American Jacqulynn Nakai of Coconino High School.
Holthaus will be hosting a free basketball clinic for girls from third grade through high school.
“I’ll be talking to players and adults about the possibilities and importance of education and what it means to be a student athlete,” Holthaus said. “We will be donating some equipment and some school supplies, doing a two-hour clinic and possibly having an informal scrimmage,” Holthaus added.
To aide in his efforts, AllSportsTucson.com, through Kicks4Kids, Inc., will be sending up a few dozen pairs of sneakers to be shared with the girls attending the clinic. If anyone has sneakers to share please be in contact.
In addition, Flowing Wells High School will be inducting Holthaus into their Sports Hall of Fame this Friday night. More on that honor this week.
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