UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Basketball teams to lend a hand at second annual Basketball Buddies clinic

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COLCHESTER, Vt. - Local ninth grader Erin Scott has enlisted the Saint Michael's College men's and women's basketball teams to help with the second annual Basketball Buddies next Tuesday, April 2, playing a role in a free clinic for special-needs athletes and their peers in the Ross Sports Center.

The Basketball Buddies clinic will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with registration available online. No prior basketball experience is required. This is the second year the squads will aid Scott's clinic, which began as her eighth-grade project at the Williston Central School in March 2012. Scott created Basketball Buddies as a way to combine her love of the game and affection for her sister Emily in a day of fun and informative basketball drills and games. The inaugural clinic drew more than 70 athletes and peers from local schools and leagues.

For more information, including a registration brochure and a highlight video from last year's clinic, visit Scott's Basketball Buddies website, or contact Saint Michael's women's basketball assistant coach Shannon Kynoch at skynoch@smcvt.edu or (802) 654-2503. The brochure with registration information can also be found here.