Commission to plan youth basektball clinics

The Homer Sports Commission is a not-for-profit organization in Homer dedicated to promoting youth sports in the Heritage School District.  

The commission currently has several voting members who meet monthly.  

The mission statement of the Homer Sports Commission includes nurturing  “youth fitness, volunteerism, and a lifelong love of sports.”  

A founding and continuing principal of the commission is to provide community improvement through its actions.
The Homer Sports Commission provides several recreational sports programs for children in and around the Heritage School District.  
These programs include: K-4 recreational basketball, 5th/6th grade girls’ basketball, 5th/6th grade boys’ basketball, 5th/6th grade girls’ volleyball, and most recently, the Prairie Fire Soccer Club.

The commission is entirely responsible for these programs, including financing, administration, and staffing.
This year, the Homer Sports Commission gave a portion of its proceeds back to the Heritage School District to help support various programs.  

A significant portion of this went to purchase an additional scoreboard for the junior high’s main gymnasium.  
Additionally, the Sports Commission helped fund Heritage’s new bass fishing program.  

The majority of these donated funds are obtained through the Homer Sports Commission’s fund-raising activities, such as running concession stands at Commission-sponsored sporting events.

The Homer Sports Commission strives to help teach children the importance of community service as another means to give back to the community.  On Oct. 12, youth currently participating in the commission’s programs will take time to clean up litter around the Homer Elementary School and the Homer Village Park.

In coordination with the Homer Sports Commission, Heritage’s Coach Andy Place will be leading a series of Saturday morning basketball skills clinics for youth K-8, parents, and coaches.  

These clinics will cost $10 for five sessions: Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 8, Dec. 8, and Dec. 22.  
Attendance is not mandatory at every session.  Contact Coach Place at with questions.
These clinics will be a good preparation for the Homer Sports Commission’s upcoming K-4 recreational basketball program, which begins in January.  Registration dates will be announced soon.

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