By Brianna MacNaught
Day one of C.H.A.M.P camp in the books.
More than 200 football players at Rutherford High School today getting some tips for on and off the field.
Graceville alum Anthony Champ Kelly returning home for the sixth straight year to host C.H.A.M.P camp.
C.H.A.M.P camp brings former collegiate and professional players from all over the country to teach young athletes skills on the football field.
The camp also teaches the athletes how to behave once they take their helmets off.
Anthony’s nickname is Champ and C.H.A.M.P also stands for character, heart, attitude, motivation, and pride.
This free camp has grown from fifty kids in its first year to more than 200 young athletes at this years camp.
Champ said, “We want to be tangible to those kids so that they can do or be anything they set their minds to. So yeah, we teach football fundamentals but the most important things we stress to this kids is how to be successful off of the field, how to make appropriate decisions.”
Tomorrow I will be out there for day two of the camp and maybe show off a little of my skills as well.