Basketball camp gives youngsters the chance to learn, make friendships

Basketball camp gives youngsters the chance to learn, make friendships
June 8, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

4142010_bunkenburgkeithwebjpgBoys in grades 3-8 who want to learn the proper techniques and fundamentals of basketball should attend Benedictine University’s Eagle Basketball Camp from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 through Friday, June 25 in the Dan and Ada Rice Center on the University campus.

The goal of the Eagle Basketball Camp is to create an entertaining environment for learning the game of basketball. The camp focuses on excellent instruction in the fundamentals of offensive and defensive basketball to make each camper a better basketball player while placing them in a setting where they can develop lasting friendships with their fellow campers and coaches.  

The clinics are conducted by Benedictine University men’s basketball coach Keith Bunkenburg and women’s coach Paul Nelson. Bunkenburg has guided the Eagles to five conference titles and four NCAA tournament appearances. His .667 winning percentage ranks 23rd among active NCAA Division III coaches. Nelson led the Benedictine women to a second-place Northern Athletics Conference South division finish in 2009-2010 and has been involved as a player or coach at Benedictine for 16 years.  

The camp fee is $185. All money goes directly to the men’s and women’s basketball programs at Benedictine. Each camper receives a T-shirt and free lunch every day. For information, call (630) 829-6144.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.