Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) and its Brand Ambassador and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet are teaming up for the first ever Fred VanVleet Summer Camp and Fan Fest on June 23-25 at the UW Health Sports Factory. And the best part is that it's all about the players and their families.

The basketball camp runs on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, and is designed for boys and girls in kindergarten through high school. Kids can sign up for a one day session or two day session. The camp will run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days and lunch is provided by Owly Oop Sports Pub. Attendees will learn skills, drills and compete in contests during the camp. Registration includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, boxed lunch and free admission to the Fan Fest on Friday, June 23. Registration is $50 for one day and $90 for two days.

The Friday Fan Fest kicks off the weekend from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and is open to the public to come and explore the UW Health Sports Factory and to take part in a variety of sports related activities and fun games and experiences. There will be a gaming lounge, dunking contests, bouncy houses, agility drills and, of course, Fred VanVleet himself. There will also be a three-point shootout and community dunk contest where people can enter to win a grand prize and trophy. More details to come soon at

“Giving back to the community is important to me. I hope through the FVV Summer Camp that we can impart some of the wisdom I have gained to the youth in the Rockford region,” said VanVleet. “I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun at this event and sharing some great moments with the community.”


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