Old Saybrook senior, Kayla McAvoy, was the recipient of one of 12 Madison Hoop Dreams $500 scholarships which will help defray her expenses this fall as a freshman at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Kayla first attended the Madison Hoop Dreams Summer Camp as a fifth grader and continued through school vacation and summer sessions and eventually became part of the staff as an assistant coach and referee. “The combination of Kayla’s personality, intellect, and charm, earned her this scholarship,” stated co-director Bill Barker.
McAvoy, a 6’ center for the Old Saybrook High School Lady Rams, will be bringing to the WPI Lady Engineers an impressive high school record including being one of 5 players in the Lady Rams history to score 1000 points during her high school career. The administration and staff of Madison Hoop Dreams and her Old Saybrook community wish her the best of luck as she takes this next step in her journey as a student and an athlete.
(Madison Hoop Dreams was founded 19 years ago, and is attended by campers in grades 2-10 from over 20 towns in Connecticut. The camp has become Connecticut’s most popular basketball day camp. Six years ago, the camp’s co-director Bill Barker, began awarding college scholarships and other charitable gifts from the camp’s profits. At this point over $60,000.00 has been dispersed.)