In Pittsburgh last weekend, Garth Brooks and Teammates for Kids brought yet another youth sports camp to the latest stop on Brooks' record-breaking tour. About one hundred kids from the local Boys and Girls Club had their football fantasies fulfilled when they got to toss the pigskin with Pittsburgh Steelers and Super Bowl champions Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Keisel at the Steelers' practice facility.
Brooks and his wife and tourmate Trisha Yearwood stopped by the camp before their concert that evening, welcoming the chance to encourage the young athletes and cheer them on.
Brooks, who also celebrated his birthday on Saturday, said about his work with Teammates, "This is the greatest accomplishment I’ve ever gotten to be a part of. And you truly are a teammate."
"I think for these kids, it teaches you a sense of community," Mrs. Yearwood reiterated. "It teaches you a sense of responsibility, how to be a team, how to get along with others ..."
Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold ProCamps 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.