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Student-Athletes Take Part in Keep it Moving with Character Camp

July 17, 2014
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Camp is always a fun time for children during the summer months, but the cost can be a little burdensome at times. Two weeks ago, Liberty student-athletes, coaches and staff came together to bring summer camp to local elementary school students in the Lynchburg area.

An organization known as Dream Again Life, along with Liberty's Academic Affairs Office, held its annual "Keeping it Moving with Character Camp" for Heritage Elementary School. Held on Liberty's campus for the first time since its inception, the camp gave local area youth the opportunity to experience the university's athletics facilities through a number of interactive stations.

Campers bounced around from station to station, learning techniques about football, soccer and track, while also taking part in other games and team building activities. On the final day of the three-day event, campers were treated to a carnival and kick ball game at the Liberty Baseball Stadium.

Former Liberty cornerback Kevin Fogg, who recently signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins, also paid a visit to the camp, speaking to students about the importance of setting and achieving goals.

Before leaving the camp, each student walked away with a certificate recognizing their participation and achievements during the event, as well as a T-shirt and Liberty drawstring bag.

The Keeping it Moving with Character Camp was made possible through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Student-Athlete Development volleyball-a-thon, which raised $3,500 in order to fund the event. Of course, the camp could not operate without a team of volunteers, consisting of 30 student-athletes, 14 staff members and three coaches.

Founded by assistant track & field coach Pete McFadden, Dream Again Life's mission is to "Educate, Motivate, Celebrate and Dominate," teaching children the importance of being educated, while also motivating them to chase after their dreams.

Academic Affairs for Athletics would like to specifically thank the university and the athletics department for making its facilities available during the Keeping it Moving with Character Camp.