Football camp focuses on skill-building for success beyond the turf
WALLACE, N.C.—June 16, 2018: Nearly 800 youth athletes from across eastern North Carolina learned what it takes to be successful both on and off the playing field this weekend during the 3rd Annual Jeremiah Castille Character Football Camp.
Hosted by House of Raeford Farms’ non-profit arm, House of Raeford Farms FLOCK, the two-day camp gave student athletes the opportunity to train under the leadership of current New York Giants players, former professional champions, and stand-out collegians from the University of Alabama and Clemson University.
Attendees participated in drills and exercises aimed at building not only physical skills like strength and agility, but valuable character skills for life off the turf.
“To be a champion in life and on the field, it takes hard work, teamwork, self-discipline and respect. These are valuable skills that extend far beyond the playing field. These are skills that build character, and character is a key determinant of success in life,” said Jeremiah Castille, the retired NFL great and former Alabama all-star, who now serves his alma mater as football team chaplain.
One of the core pillars of House of Raeford Farms FLOCK is youth development. That’s why the company has sponsored the camp since 2016, growing attendance year over year, from 450 youth athletes in its first year, to nearly 800 youth athletes attending the 2018 camp.
“What Jeremiah and his team bring to our local youth is unlike what they’d learn at any other football camp. These young athletes get to learn from the players they aspire to be what true sportsmanship and character look like. The football is a bonus,” said Bob Johnson, CEO and Owner of House of Raeford. “What these kids are really learning about is who they are and what they’re capable of being.”