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‘Pay What You Can’ summer sports camp
by Tribune Staff
Jun 18, 2012 | 623 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — Project Solution, in conjunction with Bump Set Spike Volleyball, is hosting Sports Kids Summer Camp, where children ages 6 to 13 can engage in various sports activities, learn new skills and make new friends in a fun, safe environment. Project Solution started this camp on June 11 in an effort to raise money for its early-stage organic garden, but didn’t want children in the community to be unable to attend because of financial difficulties.

“Once we saw how many great kids wanted to participate in the camp but couldn’t afford it, we decided to create a ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ payment structure,” said Executive Director Palkin Zed, “Any child can come have a great summer camp experience, whether their parent pays $500 per camp or five bucks! We just want to provide every child the opportunity to have a fun safe summer.”

The camp is coordinated by Cindy Lawrence, owner of Bump Set Spike, who is passionate about the community and providing a wholesome, all-encompassing camp experience. The camp will feature various sports and activities such as volleyball, tumbling, basketball, soccer, fitness and challenges in addition to arts and crafts activities.

“Sports Kids is a place when you can feel safe about sending your child and know that they will be having fun and learning about different sports and making new friends,” Lawrence said.

Project Solution hopes to host at least 50 youth per week, allowing more than 500 kids to get a camp experience that they would not otherwise by the end of summer.

“We hope the community will support us in our vision to give a great camp experience to these young kids by either sending their kids to camp, donating or sponsoring a child, or volunteering their time to facilitate activities,” Lawrence said.

Project Solution focuses its efforts on homeless youth, children aging out of foster care and developing a thriving community center for youth in a low income area in Reno. The nonprofit organization seeks to assist young people in gaining the knowledge, experience and education necessary to develop the skill sets and work ethic to be successful, healthy and self sufficient citizens. The 20,000 square foot organic garden will teach youth how to grow organic fruits, herbs and veggies, and will be used to teach gardening, cooking and nutrition classes to disadvantaged youth.

For more information on Sports Kids summer camp, call Cindy Lawrence at 775-313-4124. To register for the camp or make a donation, visit To volunteer, email Donations will be used to purchase supplies, snacks, prizes and bring in guest experts. Project Solution is located at 1090 Bresson Ave. in Reno.
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