Cheyenne River Youth Volleyball Camp hosted by Nike N7 Ambassador Lauren Schad

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Cheyenne River Youth Project will host a free youth volleyball camp July 12-13 with Nike N7 Ambassador Laura Schad

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Cheyenne River Youth Project

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it will host a free youth volleyball camp at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center this month hosted by Nike N7 ambassador and professional volleyball player Lauren Schad.

The Wakpa Wasté Volleyball Camp for 7th to 12th graders will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 12-13, with 7th-8th graders playing at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 9th-12th graders playing at 1-3:30 p.m.

Schad, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, has an impressive resume'. Not only was she on the 2012 South Dakota Class AA All State 1st Team and the USA Collegiate National Team in 2015 and 2016, she was part of the professional French League A team in Chamalières, France, this past season.

And this 2018 Nike N7 Ambassador, who earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of San Diego, has been signed to the French League A team in Nantes for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

“We’re honored to have Lauren join us for this free, two-day volleyball camp,” said Jerica Widow, CRYP’s youth programs director. “To have someone with her level of experience and success teaching our children is a wonderful thing, and it will be even more special for them because she is a Lakota woman from Cheyenne River.”

Lauren Schad will lead the Volleyball Camp made possible through the support of Nike’s N7 Fund. Nike N7 reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to bring sport and all its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in the United States and Canada.

All participants must have permission slips to participate. For more information, and to register for the camp, please contact Youth Programs Director Jerica Widow at (605) 964-8200 or via email at

To learn more about the Cheyenne River Youth Project and its programs, and for information about making donations and volunteering, call (605) 964-8200 or visit

And, to stay up to date on the latest CRYP news and events, follow the youth project on Facebook (/LakotaYouth), Twitter (@LakotaYouth) and Instagram (@waniyetuwowapi).

The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.


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