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Our charity began March, 2019. We began our camps with baseball and fishing. So many kids have enjoyed several different camps. We started off locally in Rappahannock and Fauquier counties of Virginia, and Maryland as well. Although we will expand the camps, we will always be providing local camps.
July 2019 we hosted several camps for kids with special needs along with our new archery and tennis camps.
August was fun with hiking and fishing camps, more baseball and a basketball camp.
September had more baseball, weightlifting and football.
October was a hit with a local soccer camp and a baseball camp in Jamaica. Jamaica was so successful that they have requested we return for two more camps next year.
November started off with so much fun for both seniors and children at the Balloon Volleyball event at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our second football camp was also a success.
2020 has not been as busy as we had hoped due to the Covid 19 outbreak. In the beginning of the year we were able to host a couple of international camps. Locally we have been able to host some outdoor camps with parent help and following pandemic guidelines.
We were also blessed with birthing a children's book, 'Prava's Steeplechase Adventure'. Be on the lookout for a sequel later in 2021!
More camps (to be expanded to golf, boxing, double dutch, track, tai kwon do, boot camp training, leadership, volleyball and even kite flying) are being planned.
'Prava's Steeplechase Adventure' is a divinely inspired book. Created, written, illustrated and published within 90 days. We LOVED all of the pictures drawn by the kids which makes the book even more inspiring.
All funds donated toward this book that were not used in publishing as well as all royalties from the book are donated to T.C. Williams Youth Sport Camps and the Steeplechase Injured Jockey's Fund.
How a children's book was born!
Fishing camp had an extra visitor...the rain. Everyone still enjoyed catching fish.
We were able to get in a couple of biking camps. Nice to be outside. John Zampino volunteered his time to help work on bikes if needed. We had a few kids learning to ride without training wheels! One lucky participant even got a new bike after she mastered biking on her own.
The Kinross Farm tour was fun and informative. Beautiful horses in a beautiful stable. Lindsay treated us to a jumping demo in an amazing indoor arena. Thank you Skip & Diane for your generosity in hosting.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Annie Bourke, Aylor Racing Stable, Horse N Hound, and Saddlery Liquidators/Haymarket. Because of their generous donations of equine equipment, the Turf Club Cape Verde Riding Camp (islands off the west coast of Africa) was able to host a free camp. Plans are in the works for a week long day camp to teach kids about horses and agriculture.
The horse camp, hosted by the Foleys at a beautiful facility, was a smash hit. The children learned basic horse care, basic barn maintenance, rode horses around the ring and enjoyed a dip in the pool. Many thanks to our generous hosts, Allison & Tom!!
As the health restrictions relax a bit, we were able to have a small hiking event. On the path we saw several box turtles and learned about a Yurt! A picnic by the Jordan along with practice baseball hitting was a pleasant close to the event.
The encore camp in Jamaica occurred in February and was a smash hit! They are expanding the program to include a new parish and a Sport week. This will also include the first ever Parish against Parish baseball game hosted by us.
This year began with baseball camps in the U.S. Virgin Islands.