Teammates for Kids and Garth Brooks teamed up again to bring a youth sports camp to another stop on Brooks’ World Tour. Last weekend in Greensboro, kids from the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club were treated to a basketball camp led by UNC Greensboro women’s basketball coach Wendy Palmer. Brooks also stopped by, in the midst of his 5-show run at the Greensboro Coliseum, to toss the ball with kids and offer some words of encouragement and inspiration.
“… These kids are way too young to know who Garth Brooks is,” said Brooks, “but the most important thing is that they understand there’s a camp and a center of people who care and there’s people who are ready to become teammates with them in the game of life. That’s the important thing.”
David Carter age 7, Savion Kelly age 9 and Shaquira Little 10 years old all received the Good Teammate Award at the camp. Teammates provides the award to recognize the young athletes who best exhibit the traits of a Total Teammate: leadership, toughness, unselfishness, and respect for the game and all of its participants.
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.