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The Julius De Loatche Basketball Camp Incorporated was founded June 6, 1999. Julius was a beloved child, lost in a tragic fire at the family home on March 3, 1999. That same year, Julius’s Basketball Coach, Mr. Tommie Washington of Christ Lutherans School’s Fifth Grade Basketball Team, held a Basketball Camp in Julius’ name on his home court.

With the camp having over twenty-five participants both girls and boys, the event was nothing less than extraordinary. The overwhelming support and dedication provided by the coaches, families, friends, and participants made this a truly grand event. Given the success of the Camp, Mr. Washington, the De Loatche Family, and many supporters, decided to make this camp an annual event. Thus the Julius De Loatche Summber Basketball Camp was born.

Spring of 2000, the De Loatche family met with Mr. Kenney Davies of the Leiter Group Law Firm; after a few short weeks, the Julius De Loatche Summer Basketball Camp's articles of incorporation were approved making the organization a registered non-profit organization with 501 (c)(3) status.

Thanks to hard work and dedication put forth by the De Loatche Family, friends, concerned citizens, local businesses, and most importantly the parents and the children who participate in the camp, our efforts to increase childrens’ education, sportsmanship, and self-reflections will carry on.

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