Pacers Summer Hoops Tour set for July

Darnell Hillman will lead clinics at five area locations.

The Indiana Pacers’ Youth Basketball program will bring its “Pacers Summer Hoops Tour” to five Central Indiana locations for a week in July.

The clinic, presented by McDonald’s and Gatorade, is free to children but is limited to the first 125 registered participants at each site.

The tour, scheduled for the week of July 13-17, will provide opportunities for boys and girls, ages 8 to 14, to participate and learn basketball concepts. The clinics will be conducted by Pacers ABA legend Darnell “Dr. Dunk” Hillman and local instructors who will focus on helping youths improve their skills and develop their overall games by teaching basic practice drills and emphasizing fundamentals.

Additional features of the clinics include a T-shirt for all participants, prizes and Pacers giveaways, lunch, small group instruction, competitive games, and visits from Pacers and Fever personalities.

Registration is available online at with a deadline of July 3. Each camp will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Each year, the camp moves to different areas of the state. This year, the Pacers Hoops Tour will visit Mooresville, Indianapolis, Rushville, Lebanon and Avon. Both Gatorade and McDonald’s plan to provide wholesome food and drink options to the children participating in the Pacers clinics.


(All camps from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Mon., July 13 — Mooresville High School, 550 North Indiana St., 46158.

Tues., July 14 — Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, 1635 W. Michigan St., 46222.

Wed., July 15 — Rushville Boys & Girls Club of Rush County, 1590 N. Sexton St., 46173.

Thurs., July 16 — Avon Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, 301 Satori Parkway, 46123.

Fri., July 17 — Lebanon Witham Family YMCA, 2791 N. Lebanon St., 46052.

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