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Wendy Palmer, surrounded by 50 kids and Garth Brooks, has friends in high places

Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: ,
GarthBrooks & UNCG Athletics

Country singer Garth Brooks and UNCG women’s basketball coach Wendy Palmer thrilled youngsters at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club in Greensboro, N.C. at the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Basketball ProCamp on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.


On Friday, she was a little bit country.

Saturday, she was all basketball.

Wendy Palmer (Athletics) helped lead a teaching clinic at the local Boys & Girls Club along with country music star Garth Brooks Saturday, Nov. 22.

The basketball event was part of a youth sports camp that will continue throughout Garth Brooks’ World Tour. Brooks is the co-founder of Teammates for Kids and took time to co-host the clinic with Palmer.

Over 50 kids spent the afternoon working on their dribbling, shooting and layups.

Palmer, UNCG women’s basketball head coach and former WNBA star, had been a special guest at the Garth Brooks concert at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday night. He appeared with Trisha Yearwood for a record five-concert stand at the coliseum, all sell-outs.

Just as Brooks created buzz in Greensboro, so have Palmer’s Spartans. The women’s team, down by 20 points at College of Charleston with 12 minutes to go, staged a furious comeback, with Lucy Mason nailing the go-ahead basket with 0.1 second remaining.

Now that’s deserves a standing O.

See full story about the clinic at UNCG Athletics site – and see a photo gallery at the News and Record site and at the Athletics site.

Reposted From UNCG Campus Weekly
Photo credit: H. Scott Hoffmann, Greensboro News & Record