Still keeping the faith: Roddy White celebrates 10 years of giving back with summer camp for youth

Roddy White

Retired Atlanta Falcons player Roddy White is continuing to make strides in his community. The Roddy White Keep the Faith Foundation will host its annual Football and Cheerleading Summer Camp June 17-20, marking the camp’s 10th anniversary of giving back.

Camp will be held at James Island Charter High School (JICHS), located at 1000 Fort Johnson Road in Charleston.

As an alumnus of JICHS, White considers it an honor to play such an influential role in the development of Charleston’s youth. Since the camp’s inception in 2009, more than 3,000 local youth have participated in the camp’s activities.

“It means the world to me to continue to have the opportunity to give back to my community,” White said. “When the camp was started in 2009, my goal was to provide children a fun and educational place where each could realize their dreams. Ten years later, I’m incredibly blessed and proud of all we’ve achieved and am excited to keep that momentum going.”

The summer camp provides a comprehensive experience for youth, incorporating physical activity with important life lessons. Activities will include football, cheerleading, yoga and skill classes.

In addition, campers will have the chance to meet and interact with White and other NFL stars, including former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

The camp is open to youth ages 8-17. Registration fees are $25 per camper.

Registration is open through the first 250 applicants.

Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m. each day.

Campers can pick up their T-shirts June 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit www.rwktf.org.

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