Aggie Khris Middleton is spending part of his summer in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina giving back to the community.
After a successful rookie season with the Detroit Pistons, the former Porter Gaud School star will return to Charleston to host the first Khris Middleton Skills Academy basketball camp. The three-day camp will be held at Porter Gaud School Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23 from 9:00am - 4:00pm for youth ages 9 - 14. The camp will focus on basketball fundamentals such as ball handling, passing, teamwork, and shooting. Campers will receive lunch, beverages, and prizes from corporate sponsors such as Nike and the Detroit Pistons. The camp fee is $175. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center.
The Khris Middleton Skills Academy will serve as an annual basketball camp in Charleston to provide children with a fun camp experience while also giving back to the community. The camp will include skill development, contests, prizes/giveaways, and special guests. John Pearson, Porter Gaud’s head boys varsity basketball coach, will be the camp director.
The Academy’s partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center, located in Charleston, SC, was a natural choice. Middleton states, “I wanted to choose an organization that gives children in the community the same guidance, exposure, and opportunities I had as a child. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina is a great resource for kids that allows them to succeed and thrive through mentorship and educational programs. It’s great that I can combine sports with these already existing programs. I’m looking forward to a wonderful partnership with them.” Middleton gave several camp scholarships to the organization and is set to tour the campus days leading up to the camp.