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Sports Programs

We offer basketball and pickleball at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center gym! We also offer a summer baseball camp at Furman University led by professional baseball player Jay Jackson.

Basketball

Twice per week, Phillis Wheatley Community Center hosts open gym basketball. In addition to being great exercise, basketball can serve as a great catalyst for developing meaningful friendships. 

This program is administered by Eleos, a neighborhood-focused ministry, working with middle and high school students in the Nicholtown community.  

Eligible Grades

Middle and high school

When

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 pm – 9 pm

Where

Phillis Wheatley Community Center, Lower Campus, Gym, 335 Greenacre Road, Greenville, SC  29607

For more information, contact Eleos Ministries.

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Pickleball

Pickleball is the Upstate’s fastest growing sport! It’s a fun activity that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Players have a paddle and a plastic ball with hole and play as doubles or singles. 

At Phillis Wheatley, we have 3 indoor courts for adults to enjoy through our partners at Greenville County Parks and Recreation.

Ages

Adults

Where

Phillis Wheatley Community Center Lower Campus, Gym, 335 Greenacre Road, Greenville, S.C. 29607

Contact

For more information, call Greenville County Parks and Rec at 864-288-6470

For more information, contact Greenville County Parks and Rec.
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Video Descriptive Transcript

[Video Start]

[0:00] [still shot] Jay Jackson standing on the baseball diamond holding up all star jersey and smiling. Logo bottom left “Jay Jackson 2022 All Star BaseBall Camp.”

[0:04]  [still shot] Scene changes the same pose, different angle of Jay Jackson.

[0:10]  [still shot] Scene change with Jay standing with his back to camera coaching young players on the baseball field during a game.

[0:15]  [still shot] Scene change with another shot of Jay coaching young players on the baseball field during a game.

[0:20]  [still shot] Scene change with the youth posing in front of Jay on the edge of the baseball field.

[0:25]  [still shot] Scene change with youth receiving instruction on the field surrounding Jay in a group.

[0:30]  [still shot] Scene change with youth practicing base running from third to home on the baseball field.

[0:35]  [still shot] Scene change with youth in the outfield warming up.

[0:40]  [still shot] Scene change with youth taking a knee inside a gym area taking instruction from a coach in a group surrounding him.

[0:45]  [still shot] Scene change with youth back on the baseball field by first base taking instruction from a coach with Jay looking on.

[0:50]  [still shot] Scene change with a youth wearing a “Jay Jackson 2022 All Star Baseball Camp” jersey with a closeup of the shirt front.

[0:55]  [still shot] Scene change with same shot of youth wearing jersey except zoomed out showing him standing on a baseball field sideline with a baseball cap on.

[1:00]  [still shot] Scene change with youth standing in line waiting for their turn in the in door batting cage.

[1:05]  [still shot] Scene change with a young catcher suited up and in position waiting for the pitch.

[1:10]  [still shot] Scene change with youth and Jay sitting in the bleachers posing for photographs.

[1:15] Scene changes with the same pose but close up of Jay and the Youth immediately around him.

[1:20]  [still shot] Scene change with Jay talking to a young player on the sideline.

[1:25]  [still shot] Scene change with Jay posing with other coaches on the side of the field.

[1:30]  [still shot] Scene change with Jay writing autographs for young players (closeup).

[1:35]  [still shot] Scene changes with the same scene except panned out showing the youth waiting in line to receive their autographs.

[1:40]  [still shot] Scene change with youth standing in line on the field getting organized for the camp.

[1:45]  [still shot] Scene change with 2 coaches instructing young players standing in a group on the side of the baseball field.

[1:50]  [still shot] Scene changes with a different angle on young players standing in a group with Jay speaking with them and two coaches standing off to the side.

[1:55]  [still shot] Scene change with youth posing in the bleacher stand together as a group.

[2:00]  [still shot] Scene change with Jay standing in the batter’s box on the baseball field waiting for a pitch.

[2:05] 

Scene changes with a video of Jay prepping his stance in the batter’s box getting ready for a pitch.

[2:17]

A ball pitch crosses the plate below the knees.

[2:19]

Jay swings and hits the pitch …

[2:27]

Jay gets ready for the next pitch…

[2:31]

and a hit …

[2:38]

and he gets ready for the next pitch…

[2:40] [still shot] Jay setting for pitching a baseball.

[2:45] [still shot] black background with “Jay Jackson 2022 All Star Baseball Camp” logo on last slide.

[2:49] [Video ends]

Summer Baseball Camp

Every summer at Furman University, Phillis Wheatley Community Center organizes a two-day baseball camp with professional baseball player Jay Jackson. All proceeds from the camp fund a back-to-school giveaway for middle school students.

Ages

8 – 14 Years

Where

Furman University

Contact

For more information, contact Kristi Inglis at (Office) 864-240-4242