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Youth basketball players team up with professional academy

Youth basketball players team up with...

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - A group of Winona-area kids are learning basketball through a partnership with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx.

As part of Winona's Winter Carnival, participating kids got a chance to improve their dribbling skills and discuss how being patience leads to being a successful basketball player.

The event is part of a partnership with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx academy and the Winona Area Basketball Organization.

Organizers say having a professional presence within youth coach can go a long way.

"It teaches them that there is a level of professionalism in basketball and with the sport and having the Timberwolves and Lynx be a part of that, it is great. I think that ties the organization to the community and to the young age group,” said Tory Johnson, executive director of the WABO.

The academy provides professional coaching to youth teams like the WABO which provides basketball camps for area children. 


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