WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – When a tornado ripped through the city of Wessington Springs, South Dakota, home of former Yellow Jackets women's basketball assistant coach Ray Ginsbach, current assistant coach Jordan Bauer knew he had to do something to help.
The Yellow Jackets women's basketball team hosted a camp to donate funds to the city that had 40 houses destroyed and damaged. The camp, which took place July 16 and 17, was directed by Bauer and Ginsbach, the head boys coach at Wessington Springs High School. The camp raised over $1,000 for the Wessington Springs Relief Fund.
"It was such a great experience to come in and work with great kids who work their tails off," Bauer said. "After driving through town and seeing the aftermath of the tornado, I'm so glad I could help out this great community as they begin their process to rebuild what was taken from them."
The camp, dubbed as the Black Hills Basketball School, welcomed athletes between the ages of kindergarten and seniors in high school while continuing to improve their basketball skills.
Fans wishing to help with the Wessington Springs Relief Fund can find more info at www.wessingtonsprings.com/relieffund.html.