By RICK PETERSON
Local sports icons Kyle Weems and Michael Wilhoite will be back in Topeka July 7 to host the Darting Basketball Academy Youth Foundation's one of a kind Big Kev's Community Give Back Dual Basketball/Football camp at Shawnee Heights.
The two Highland Park graduates and longtime professional athletes will be on hand with other special guests to host the camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Athletes will have the option between all-day basketball or football camps or can split their time between half-day basketball and football camps. Athletes can register online at dartingbasketball.com.
One hundred percent of the camp profits will be donated to Topeka non-profit organizations.
Weems and Wilhoite played together at Highland Park before Weems went on to earn Missouri Valley Player of the Year basketball honors at Missouri State and Wilhoite became a football standout for Washburn University.
Wilhoite put together a seven-year NFL career as a linebacker with San Francisco and Seattle and is currently the linebackers coach for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Weems continues to play professional basketball overseas and is currently playing in Bologna, Italy.
The July 7 camp is named in honor of Kyle's late father, Kevin, a former Washburn University basketball player, who had a big impact on the athletic careers of both Weems and Wilhoite, who were inducted into the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame in 2021.