Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
The Chick-fil-A Foundation is expanding its sports camp program by hosting three one-week sessions on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta.
The day camps, which began June 10 and run through June 28, give youth – many of whom live in underserved neighborhoods – the opportunity to try a variety of non-traditional sports. The Chick-fil-A Foundation covers the cost to campers with need-based scholarships.
Each day, campers participate in training with accomplished athletes from high school up to the professional level in sports such as tennis, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball. In addition to the athlete coaches, more than 70 Chick-fil-A employees will volunteer at the camps over the three-week period.
“The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s core mission is to support youth, and we believe growing a young person’s character can grow a community,” said Rodney Bullard, the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s executive director. “Our campers aren’t just learning new sports; they are learning important life lessons about teamwork, leadership and doing things outside their comfort zone.”
More than 300 children from across Atlanta will participate in the camps. A number of local nonprofits are partnering with the Chick-fil-A Foundation to bring children to the camps, including the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association, Raising Expectations, Phoenix Boys Association, the Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation sponsored its first camp in 2012 with a one-week program at Clark Atlanta University and hosted about 100 children.
“Hosting the camps on a college campus is an important aspect of this program because we want these students to be exposed to college at a young age,” Bullard said. “The Chick-fil-A Foundation is committed to investing in youth at every stage of life, and we want to see these elementary and middle school students excel where they are now, in college and beyond.”
For more information on the Chick-fil-A Foundation, visit http://www.chick-fil-afoundation.org.
About the Chick-fil-A Foundation
The Chick-fil-A Foundation is the corporate foundation of Chick-fil-A Inc. A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation’s purpose is to lead the company’s commitment to support youth and education in Chick-fil-A’s local communities. The Foundation’s work is focused on developing and educating young people so they can build a positive legacy and become all they were created to be.