Camps host more than 9,500 kids.
/ Recap Video
Teammates For Kids and Garth Brooks, partnered to hold youth sports camps at every city during his World and Stadium Tours. Teammate athletes in each city volunteered their time to coach kids in one of eight different sports.
In addition to learning the fundamentals of a specific sport, the coaches discuss with the kids what it means to be a Good Teammate and how to incorporate the to Five Words of Wisdom … Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect into their lives on-and-off the field. At one of the camps Garth hoped that in addition to those five words, the kids left the camp with another life lesson, “The greatest thing these kids will learn today is how to love one another.”
Teammates For Kids covered all of the costs associated with the camps and all of the young athletes participated at no charge, Brooks added, “None of these kids pay a dime to be here, not of these coaches are paid a dime to be here – the volunteers, they are angels walking among us.”
100 CAMPS BY THE NUMBERS:
- 77 different US cities
- 7 different Canadian cities
- 134 Professional athletes including 16 who participated in more than one camp
- 14 college teams/athletes
- 8 different sports: Baseball, Football, Golf, Hockey (both ice and floor), Lacrosse, Roping, Soccer and Track & Field
- 3 all-girl camps
- Over 9,500 kids from 9 to 13 years old.
Teammates also presented the Good Teammate Award at each of the camps. The award recognized the young athlete who best demonstrated the traits of a Total Teammate, including leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants.
Thank you to everyone who helped make all 100 camps such a great success!
Studio G - 100 Camps Video
Teammates - 100 Camps Recap Video