Mike White '80 helps to create sports legends
A Denison basketball star in the late 70s and early 80s, political science major Mark White ‘80 continues with work high-level athletes today.
White is the owner/manager of the renowned Kutsher’s Sports Academy in the Berkshire Mountains. Throughout the years, the venerable camp has hosted sports legends including Wilt Chamberlin, Julius Erving, Pete Maravitch and Walt Frasier. Chamberlin, in particular, loved the camp and was active in the camp every summer until his death in 1999.
White came to the camp after his graduation from Denison, working there in between stints and a basketball player in Sweden, Germany and Egypt. He ended up buying the camp from the founders in 2005, and he and his family live and work there.
“Despite having all hands on deck, Marc said running a camp means being ready for anything,” said an article in the Boston Globe. ‘You don’t really relax till the campers leave, he said.’ “