Golfers teach and learn at camp for inner-city kids
A few hours of golf can produce a lasting impact, and not only in terms of scores or sunburn.
For the second year in a row, Bethel golf coach Gregg Dick took several of his seasoned and incoming freshman golfers to Kids Across America, a camp on Table Rock Lake in southern Missouri. KAA is a Christian sports camp for inner city children and youth -- around 6,300 come to the organization’s facilities in Missouri each summer from nearly 500 cities across the United States.
Dick and his players -- one senior, one junior, one sophomore and four incoming freshmen -- spent June 5-8 at the camp, which included 2 1/2 days of working with the young campers. “In that time, we worked with around 100 campers, teaching golf skills, listening and talking to them about their stories, struggles and outlook on life in general,” Dick said. “Only one of these guys was on our trip last year, so it was a new experience for most of them.”