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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Sharpsburg Councilman Greg Domian has a plan to get children more active in their hometown.

Domian, who was appointed to council earlier this month, said he plans to offer a basketball clinic at the Linden Gym for boys and girls in seventh through 12th grades.

Domian, a former basketball coach at North Catholic High School, said some of his former players who now coach have volunteered to help with the clinics.

He said he hopes to begin the program April 3 and have it run every other Thursday. The clinics will hopefully get children off of the streets, Domian said.

One of his goals when taking the council position was to find activities for children in the borough.

“Why are they running the streets? They have no other place to go,” Domian said.

Domian noted that few players from Sharpsburg contribute to sports at Fox Chapel Area School District and there is a lack of excitement in the borough about local sporting events.

“I can't tell you the last time where someone's come up to me and said, ‘Are you going to the game Friday? Are you going to the game Tuesday night?'” Domian said.

In addition to the basketball clinics, Domian also said he hopes to organize a fishing tournament to be held during the week of the Guyasuta Days Festival. The tournament would be at James Sharp Landing.

Mayor Richard Panza said he was glad to see Domian present his plan to bring more activities to the borough.

“It sounds like you've got some good ideas,” Panza said,

Once the basketball clinics begin, Domian said, it could have an impact on athletics at the school.

“Hopefully someday we'll see them on the court at Fox Chapel and be able to say ‘hey that's one of our boys,'” Domian said.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

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