• Hometown Hero Christian Laettner gives back to Anthony J. Schmidt

    Christian Laettner Basketball Academy donates to boys basketball club.


                Anthony J. Schmidt Elementary, located in Angola, New York, is pleased to announce the partnership between the Christian Laettner Basketball Academy and the Anthony J. Schmidt Boys Basketball Club. The inaugural Anthony J. Schmidt Boys Basketball Club is sponsored by Angola’s own Olympic Gold Medal Winner and back-to-back National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion, Christian Laettner. The Christian Laettner Basketball Academy has generously donated 4 brand new basketballs to get the program off to a running start. Additionally, Mr. Laettner contributed Christian Laettner Basketball Academy (CLBA) tee shirts to all of the boys.


                The basketball club is instructed by 5th Grade teacher Mr. Adams and is open to all 5th Grade boys at Anthony J. Schmidt. The morning practice sessions include running, conditioning, passing and dribbling drills, instruction and scrimmaging. After burning some calories, the boys end their practice with water and a healthy snack. The club promotes fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship and makes a home-to-school connection through the use of entrance tickets. These tickets gain admittance to each session and are signed by both parent and homeroom teacher under the condition that the student has shown good character traits.


                The Christian Laettner Summer Basketball Camp is coming to Buffalo, New York and will be held from July 13-15. Basketball players interested in attending the camp should contact Mr. Adams at 716-926-2721 for a registration form or visit www.theclba.com for more information.