Teammates SPORTS CAMPS
take place in each city where Garth Brooks performed on his World Tour, and is performing on his current Stadium Tour.
These 3-hour sports camps are for underserved boy & girls ages 9 to 13. Each camper receives a T-shirt, 3 hours of interaction fun and instruction, along with snack breaks and lunch. Teammates pays for all of the associated costs, so each child can attend these camps free of charge. During camp, coaches and kids spend time talking about the Five Words of Wisdom ... Attitude, Character, Courage, Discipline and Respect.
A former or current professional athlete, who is connected to the city, helps lead nearly all camp events. They provide valuable instruction and insight for the campers. Over 125 professional athletes have participated in our camps including Hall of Famers John Calipari, Brett Hull, Jim Kelly, Chris Mullen, Anthony Munoz, Ryan Smyth, Thurman Thomas, Larry Walker and Abby Wambach.
Also, college coaches Jackie Crum, Mark Few, Bill Self and Tracy Smith
. Several members of the US Women’s National Soccer Team and the Canadian Women’s National Hockey Team have participated in the camps.
To date, we have held over 80 recreational sports camps in the United States and Canada:
1 Track & Field
Teammates STAY IN THE GAME
initiative is a speaking event that takes place in cities where Garth is performing on his current Stadium Tour.
The event is hosted by Garth Brooks and a local athlete connected to the community. Stay in the game hosts discuss and share personal experiences with student athletes ranging from:
- How to face challenges in life.
- The importance of those we choose to surround ourselves with, our Teammate.
- How to handle intense pressure associated with social media, family members and teammates.
- Why it is important to set goals.
- What we learn when we fail and how to continue striving.
- What it means to stay in the game.
At the end of each event, the attendees are often given a challenge to take out into the world. These challenges typically come from the theme focused on during each event. Focus topics include: how to include others, ways to check on a teammate who may be struggling, learning to be selfless and serve, and ways to own personal mistakes with the support of others. Each of these challenges and learning techniques to resolve them can have a profound impact on the communities where these students work, study and contribute.
To date, we have held 17 events in the United States and Canada with more than 4,100 attendees:
- St. Louis - Larry Walker former player St. Louis Cardinals & Hall of Fame Inductee 2020
- Kelly Chase former player St. Louis Blues
- Phoenix - Larry Fitzgerald current player Arizona Cardinals
- Gainesville - David Ross current Manager Chicago Cubs & Florida Gator alumni
- Minneapolis - Chad Greenway former player NFL Minnesota Vikings
- Pittsburgh - Mike Tomlin current Head Coach Pittsburgh Steelers
- Denver - Joe Sakic former Player & current Executive Colorado Avalanche
- Eugene - Kellen Clemens former NFL player & Oregon Duck alumni
- Boise - Graham DeLaet current PGA professional & Boise State alumni
- Regina, SK - Travis Moen former NHL player & born and raised in Saskatchewan
- Knoxville - Inky Johnson Tennessee Volunteer football alumni
- Detroit - Matt Patricia former Head Coach Detroit Lions
- Salt Lake City - Steve Smith former NFL Wide Receiver and University of Utah Alum
- Orlando - Latavius Murray NFL Running back and University of Central Florida Alum
- Nashville - Kevin Byard NFL Safety Tennessee Titans and Middle Tennessee State University Alum
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