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Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps and the University of Minnesota Announce Summer Golf Camps

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) - Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps, the nation’s largest junior golf camp network, and the University of Minnesota have agreed to host two weeklong Nike Junior Golf Camps in Minneapolis during the summer of 2012. “We are excited to align with the University of Minnesota for obvious reasons,” explains Jason West, vice president of Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps. “Minnesota has a prominent Division I golf program, a beautiful campus with its own championship golf course, and a great coaching staff led by John Carlson and Michelle Redman. We feel this could quickly become one of the best junior golf camp locations in the country.

The Nike Junior Golf Camps at University of Minnesota are scheduled for June 24 – 28 and August 12 – 16, 2012. The programs are coed for junior golfers of all ability levels, ages 10 – 18.  All golf activities take place at the University’s Les Bolstad Golf Course.  Overnight campers are housed in dorms on campus at the University of Minnesota.  Golden Gophers head men’s and women’s golf coaches, John Carlson and Michelle Redman, will serve as camp co-directors with support from their assistant coaches, Tyler Stith and John Cleary.  Overnight and commuter options are available for both camp weeks.

"University of Minnesota golf is proud to partner with Nike Golf Schools to offer 2 great weeks of instruction and fun in a great college camp atmosphere in the summer of 2012,” says Head Men’s Golf Coach, John Carlson.  “Nike has been a very generous sponsor of our golf program and we are excited to continue this relationship by giving campers the ultimate golf camp experience."

About Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps (NGJC) is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., America’s largest sports camp network. NGJC offers junior overnight and day camps, and advanced player schools at over 80 locations nationwide.  Since 1994, more than 140,000 junior golfers have participated in the camps. To learn more about Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps, please visit www.ussportscamps.com/golf.

About the University of Minnesota Athletics

A NCAA Division I affiliate and proud member of the Big Ten Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the University of Minnesota Department Of Athletics is one of the nation's premier intercollegiate sports programs. Located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota Athletics sponsors more than 700 student-athletes competing in 25 sports and is a consistent top-25 finisher in the annual Learfield Directors' Cup standings. Winners of 23 national championships and 176 regular season Big Ten and WCHA championships since beginning intercollegiate competition in 1876, Minnesota Athletics also boasts a proud academic tradition and has produced 101 Academic All-Americans. To learn more about University of Minnesota Athletics, please visit www.gophersports.com.

Detailed information on the Nike Golf Camps at University of Minnesota can be found online at: http://www.ussportscamps.com/golf/nike/nike-golf-camp-minnesota/

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