Davis Caldwell '21 hosts "No Limits Hoops" basketball camp
Rising junior Davis Caldwell '21 and a host of Lovett coaches and students spent their final weekend before school's start shooting for "No Limits" with a free basketball camp for youth with disabilities.
Caldwell, the founder of No Limits Hoops, describes it as "an organization developed to enable kids and young adults with disabilities to have fun learning and playing the game of basketball." The program pairs participants with mild to moderate disabilities with experienced basketball volunteers high school age and older. Caldwell was inspired by his participation in Buckhead Baseball's "Buddy Baseball" League, a beloved and longtime program serving children of all abilities with a diverse range of special needs. A member of Lovett's basketball team, he wanted to provide a similar experience involving the sport he loves the most.
The first-ever session of the one-day camp, held on August 14 at the Northside Youth Organization (NYO) Gym, had 25 participants between seven and twenty-five years old. No Limits Hoops was supported by a number of Lovett faculty: Mike Harner, Tyron Kirkland, Jeremy Oliver, Andy Sayles, Vince Scott, and Ryan Veselsky. Student volunteers also turned out in droves, including Tyson Brown '21, Wesley Caldwell '23, Collin Goldberg '21, Henry Hicks '23, Jay Joshi '21, William Kahn '21, Harold Wyatt '21.
"This being the first year of No Limits Hoops, I would say it was a success since every participant had fun and the coaches were very involved. It was great to see the players' big smiles and how supportive they were of each other" said Caldwell. "We look forward to hosting another camp next year."