The Foundation's support helped make the third Kids & Pros football camp a special and memorable week for Lynchburg’s community. There were 250 kids on the field with 40+ volunteer coaches and nearly 90% of the kids attended via scholarship.
Foundation Supports Life Skills, Football Camp
Aug. 12, 2013-The Credit Unions Care Foundation donated $1,500 to the Lynchburg-area Kids & Pro Camp held in July in Lynchburg.
The Foundation's support helped make the third Kids & Pros football camp a special and memorable week for Lynchburg’s community. (See examples below.) There were 250 kids on the field with 40+ volunteer coaches and nearly 90% of the kids attended via scholarship, thanks to YOU. After a record breaking Tuesday (250 kids participating in proper tackling and position specific drills) we braved the Wednesday evening rain threat and shot the attached camp picture. Many thanks to Bert Dodson who helped open the baseball stadium so we could hand-out awards under stadium cover on a rainy Thursday night.
In addition, we had over 100 parents (and recreation league coaches) in the stands. As you may know, one evening we hosted a Parent Information Session covering concussion awareness, proper fitting of helmets and shoulder pads, and a demonstration of the new NFL “Heads Up” tackling technique. As a certified master trainer I was happy to lead this session.
What a wonderful week at City Stadium. We are blessed to be able to make an impression on so many young people and their parents. It is truly an honor to partner with you as our collaboration teaches kids, parents and coaches lasting life principles and football fundamentals. Thank you for your sponsorship!
P.S. Please enjoy the following video of the Camp: http://youtu.be/IFsTFbBkoCU
“I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful experience my nine year-old son had in Lynchburg this week. My son has never shown much interest in sports so when he mentioned wanting to try football I was nervous but enthusiastic. Not only did he stick with the camp the whole time but he LOVED it!
I watched him gain confidence in himself this week and I contribute that to the excellent coaching and the talks he received during the camp. He has always been one of the slower kids in PE but he came to me and said ‘Mom one of the coaches said you don't have to be the fastest kid, you just have to do your best.’ I think that really stuck with him and he now wants to find a local team to join for the fall and can't wait to do the camp again next year.”
About the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia
Launched in 2009, the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia believes in furthering credit unions’ social mission by supporting charitable organizations, community groups and disaster relief activities, and the teaching of basic personal finance concepts to consumers. The Foundation's mission is to Build a Better Tomorrow by Strengthening the World Around Us Today. Learn more about the Foundation online at http://www.creditunionscarefoundation.org.