NFL player bringing his ‘Camp of Champions’ to The Bahamas again
Published: Jul 05, 2013
The Chris Canty Foundation is excited to announce that it will host the 2nd Annual Camp of Champions Football Program, July 8-9, at D.W. Davis Field on Wilton Street here in New Providence. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on those two days.
More than just about football, this two-day program inspires the youth to channel and release their inner champion. By incorporating fun activities into the program, this event appropriately channels the competitive nature in participants and exposes them to the rewards of winning. This program also encourages participants to include healthy habits in their lifestyles through the inclusion of exercise and healthy snack options during the camp.
The foundation invites key members of the community to partner with this initiative to ensure the camp has a lasting impact. Since its inception, this program has served over 300 children in New Providence and is becoming one of the most sought after overseas youth summer camps.
For the past six years, the Chris Canty Foundation has done a tremendous job of impacting youth through community service. The fundraising efforts help to positively improve the lives of youth, one child at a time. Joseph Canty, president and chairman, explained why he feels the second year will be so remarkable.
“Last year, so many children were looking to participate. With the help of the United Methodist Church of North Carolina, we should be able to offer this experience to more of the youth this year,” he said. “Each year, the camp follows the same traditions, but we also try to add additional elements that differ from year to year to make the experience more memorable for our participants, and we’re excited about that.”
Chris Canty, the founder of the foundation and starting Defensive End for the Baltimore Ravens, will be in attendance this year to ensure the camp is successful. Canty, who is also a former Super Bowl Champion with the New York Giants, is thrilled to host this amazing event.
“There is a lot of hard work and effort that goes into the development of the programs and activities for this camp, so I am honored to be able to return each year and offer this opportunity to the local youth,” he stated. “It is inspiring to me to know that the United Methodist Church is partnering with us again this year, which will go further to help us stress the importance of having a solid foundation. This is a team effort, which is one of the elements we teach in this program.”
The program is available to youngsters from ages 8-16. Registration for the camp is now open to the public. To register, the public is asked to go online at www.chriscantyfoundation.org and submit an application.
The football program is dedicated to enhancing the total development of the youth in the community. One of the goals of the foundation is to utilize the platform of sports to affect positive change in the lives of children through educational programs and physical activities, thus promoting health and well being. The main focus of the camp is to improve a child’s beginning, intermediate or advanced skill level in football. Fundamentals of all positions on offense, defense and special teams are taught in addition to life skills, such as teamwork, communication, sportsmanship and the importance of receiving a quality education.