DreamBig 100 hosts its annual basketball camp

Kyle Riviere
Many young basketball players converged on the Donaldsonville gym to take part in the DreamBig 100 camp.

Last week, DreamBig 100 hosted their fourth annual summer basketball camp at the Donaldsonville High School gym, and the event was another huge success.

DreamBig 100 is an organization founded by Delacey Joseph.

Joseph was one of the best basketball players Donaldsonville has ever produced. While playing for the Lady Tigers, she was district MVP and an All-State selection.

She went on to play collegiately at Tulane, where she started. Joseph also played professional basketball overseas.

DreamBig 100 is an organization dedicated to giving Ascension kids ages 4-18 a chance to learn the game of basketball and thrive in the sport.

They work with the players to improve their skills through training, coaching and mentorship from the conclusion of the school year until the end of the summer.

Joseph’s DreamBig mission statement has been: “I am a native of Donaldsonville, La., with a vision to enhance young female basketball players’ lives in the Ascension Parish area through the game of basketball. It is my duty as a native to give back what the game has given me.

“I envision through the disciplines and terminology of the game, an opportunity to create a path of success, which each individual can choose their own successes. I am a positive role model who believes that it’s not where you come from, not where you’re at, but it’s where you’re going. With the support of positive parents, people and places, DreamBig will create an atmosphere of excellence in the Ascension Parish area through the game of basketball.”

There was a great turnout to this summer’s DreamBig four-day camp.

In addition to learning the ins and outs of the game, the campers were visited by two guest speakers: Collis Temple III and Dr. William Broussard.

Temple is the son of LSU’s first ever black basketball player, Collis Temple, Sr.

Collis Temple III was on the LSU basketball team from 1999-2003. In that time, he was a three-year starter. He scored in double-figures all three years—including a 14.1 points per game average during his redshirt sophomore campaign.

Dr. Broussard was the athletic director at Southern University for more than three years. He is also a former collegiate athlete. He played football at Northwestern State, where he was a two-time All-American center.

In addition to special events and camps DreamBig puts together, they also have a successful AAU girl’s basketball team that often travels out of state and competes for championships.

If you would like to get your child involved with DreamBig 100, you can email or call (225) 313-2188.