July 31, 2012
RENO, Nev. -
University of Nevada women's basketball assistant coach Camille Williams is traveling to Uganda this week, serving as the head coach of Athletes in Action.
Coach Williams will spend three weeks in Uganda, delivering supplies and holding basketball clinics to children in the area. Coach Williams will join Athletes in Action Uganda hosts along with other groups, visiting children in the local orphanage and surrounding community.
"I am excited for the opportunity to spend time in Uganda teaching the game of basketball and delivering items many of the kids are in desperate need of," coach Williams said. "The Reno community has been so generous with donations and gifts for the people in Uganda."
The Nevada women's basketball team sent a box of 40 basketballs with Coach Williams for the clinics and children in the orphanage. The Goddard School provided more than $200 worth of children's clothing and items that will be taken to the Pregnancy Crisis Center. Members of the Second Baptist church in Reno donated several boxes of clothing and other items. Many close friends and family members of Coach Williams stepped up to send donations. Wells Fargo provided bags of candy, while United Airlines allowed all of the items collected to fly without a baggage fee.
"The goal is to build relationships with the Ugandan people and continue to give to their country additional help, while improving the level of women's basketball in the area," Williams said.