Some Dane County kids are hitting the courts for lessons from some of their favorite Badgers.

At the fifth annual "Hoops for Hope" clinic, nine through 12 year olds are learning the importance of after school programs, while shooting hoops with some U–W basketball players.

Not only does the day long clinic teach kids about the sport, they also have the opportunity to work on team building skills.

UW Women's Head Basketball coach Lisa Stone says the programs "give a message about academics, about community service about being good citizens, making the right choices, a way for myself as a women's basketball coach to help give back by saying there's so much more than basketball."

Studies show kids involved in after–school programs are less likely to drop out of school, receive poor grades, or break the law.

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