Connie Hawkins Basketball Camp
Summer 1969 at Moore Park
In the summer of 1969, ABA and NBA basketball legend Connie Hawkins came to Moore Park for a basketball camp sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Hawkins and the recreation staff put on an exhibition of fundamentals for the many excited Brookline kids in attendance. As only he could do, "the Hawk" put on a little demonstration of his own incredible talents, dunking three balls at one time to the amazement of the crowd.
For many years, the Connie Hawkins Basketball League held court at the Warrington Recreation Center. The league was the premier summer league in the city and a showcase of local college and prep league talent. This day was a special one for those in attendance, and a fond memory that, for those fortunate few, has stood the test of time.
Some of the Brookline kids we could make out in the photos were Rick Altimore, John Diethorn, Eddie Gremba, George Mahfood, Rich Joseph, Pat Carrigan, Frank "Topo" Damico and Paul Doff. If you look closely you will find Recreation Center Director Chuck Senft.
* Photos provided by Mike Radley *
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