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Canfield Boys Basketball Boosters host community cookout

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School basketball cheerleaders were on hand to pump up the crowd at the Canfield Boys Basketball Boosters Community Cookout on Aug. 21.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Members of the Canfield High School boys basketball teams had an opportunity to thank the community for their support during the Canfield Boys Basketball Boosters Community Cookout on Aug. 21.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

The Canfield Boys Basketball Boosters hosted its second annual Canfield Basketball Community Cookout on Aug. 21.

The free event took place at the Canfield High School outdoor basketball courts and featured the CHS boys basketball players.

According to boys varsity basketball Head Coach Todd Muckleroy, the event gives the basketball program a chance to thank the community for all their support.

“We don’t get many opportunities to thank the community for their support during basketball season so we thought this would be a great opportunity to do so. And it’s a night you don’t have to cook dinner,” Muckleroy said.

Along with the boys basketball players in grades nine through 12, varsity assistant coaches Joe Carbon and Anthony Camuso and varsity Assistant Coach and Freshman Coach Rob Donahue were on hand to greet the community.

The Canfield High School boys basketball cheerleaders were also on hand to pump up the crowd.

Many athletes from other sports programs turned out to support the basketball team.

Muckleroy said the cookout also provided a chance for everyone to come out and have some fun and meet the basketball players.

“It’s a fun event during which the community can come out and eat and talk and get acquainted with all our players and get to know them. When the season comes about, we really don’t have the opportunity to hang out with the community. This cookout provides a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can mingle and get to know one another,” Muckleroy said.

The evening also featured a half court shooting challenge and a few friendly games between the basketball players. Information about the upcoming 2018-19 basketball season and events that will be occurring during the season was also provided.

Members of the boosters were also selling the 2018-19 season sweatshirts and T-shirts.

Attendees could also play corn hole while enjoying a dinner of burgers, chips and cookies.

“Community support for our program is what makes Canfield a special place to be,” Muckleroy said.