Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids hosted yet another youth sports camp in one of his tour cities, bringing in almost 80 young athletes for a day of soccer on March 25, when Brooks was in the midst of four shows at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The camp was held at Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School in Gloucester, New Jersey, and the kids represented the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County, Gloucester City Schools, and Tickets for Kids Charities.
Retired DC United player Josh Gros, currently on staff with the Philadelphia Union, led the coaching staff that worked with the kids on dribbling, trapping, and striking. Gros has been a Teammate since 2012. Brooks also visited the camp to encourage the young players and tell them about the importance of loving one another and of being part of a team.
Teammates For Kids presents the Good Teammate Award at each youth sports camp they sponsor. The award recognizes the young athletes who best demonstrate the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants. In Philadelphia, Good Teammate Awards were presented to: Nicholas Snow, age 9; Chase Sanderson, age 10; and Bashirah Harris, age 12.
Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his World Tour. Brooks and Teammate athletes in each city will volunteer their time to coach kids in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or soccer.