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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball program hosted a clinic for girls ages nine to 15, last Friday in John Paul Jones Arena. The clinic, which featured nearly 200 youngsters from the areas of Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and North Carolina, was part of Virginia’s year-long commitment to community service.

Head coach Debbie Ryan, along with associate head coach Tim Taylor, assistant coaches Angel Elderkin and Wendy Palmer, director of operations Erin Batth and assistant director of operations/video coordinator Matt Marlow were joined by returning student-athletes Monica Wright, Jayna Hartig, Paulisha Kellum, Ariana Moorer, Britny Edwards, Whitny Edwards and Chelsea Shine. Men’s basketball players Tunji Soroye and Assane Sene also participated in the clinic.

“Eleven Potomac Valley Vogues teams made the trek down from Northern Virginia to attend,” Vogues 14-and-under regional team head coach Thomas Joost said. “It was a special time for our players to work on their game on the main floor and the practice facilities at John Paul Jones Arena. The Vogues organization is especially appreciative of the UVa players that volunteered their time on a Friday night to instruct our players. Some life-long memories were made especially for the younger players. Thank you to Debbie Ryan, her staff and players for supporting the Vogues organization and its student-athletes.”

Virginia’s community service efforts throughout the year include visiting the Kluge Children’s Hospital, providing service to the Salvation Army and Martha’s Market, as well as clinics during the regular-season at JPJA.

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