Garth Brooks Gives Kids a Sporting Chance at ‘Supercamp’
The superstar isn’t slated to entertain, but will instead take part in activities with the kids as the boys learn the basics of football while the girls participate in cheering and gymnastics.
The ‘Friends in Low Places’ singer, who co-founded Teammates for Kids in 1999 with Bo Mitchell along with “the generous help of 67 baseball players,” set out to make a difference in the lives of children across the United States and around the world.
“These guys and those who followed understood that their efforts could make their game count for children,” Garth writes on his Teammates for Kids website. “I am very proud to be a Teammate with over 2,600 professional athletes who have stepped up to help the kids. These athletes, combined with our corporate partners, other Foundations and some very special individuals have helped us generate and distribute over $80 million dollars in cash, gifts-in-kind and scholarships.”
Over the last 10 years, Teammates for Kids has expanded to four Teammates sports divisions: Baseball, Football, Soccer and Basketball. The purpose of the Foundation is to “contribute financial resources to selected nonprofit organizations that effectively serve and benefit children with an emphasis on health, education and inner-city services.”
The general public is invited to watch and play interactive games. Proceeds go to Garth’s Teammates for Kids Foundation as well as Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation. Tickets can be purchased here.