SUPPORTING THE VALLEY: G-Rob, House of Hope to host speed camp
The speed camp will offer a variety of different fitness stations, visited by each child throughout the morning, with coaches to teach the children and cheer them on. The kids will have fun, make new friends, exercise and learn new skills. The event will train children that may have never been able to participate in such activities. The overall goal is to expose children to the importance of taking care of themselves and the true gift that comes with giving back to others.
Houston Texans linebacker Mike Mohamed, formerly of the Denver Broncos. Mohamed grew up in Brawley and was a protégé of Robinson. Mohamed and Robinson will work with the kids and share some of their own success stories.
The takeaway message Robinson shares, “Nothing comes without hard work and dedication but most importantly in life what truly counts is what you give back from your heart — not how much you gained.”
G-Rob’s mission is to heighten children’s traits in the areas of dedication, motivation, discipline, respect, tenacity, endurance — all great traits that we look for in today’s children and especially in young adults.
The event is free due to the local support and sponsorship collected from many businesses, organizations, friends, and neighbors. Each pre-registered child was asked to bring a canned good the day of the event. The goods collected will be donated to the Food Distribution Program from Catholic Charities.
All proceeds from the speed camp will help House of Hope provide general operational support for shelter, meals, support services for homeless women and children. All food items gathered at the door will aid the hungry of Imperial County through the work of the Catholic Charities Food Distribution Program.
“It’s a well-rounded give, give and give event. Children give to the hungry, the community gives to the homeless and the NFL athletes give to the children. This event would have not been possible if it weren’t for Gerald and Mike looking at the needs in their own community and bringing their talents to support their fellow neighbor in need,” said Debbie Garcia, Program Manager for House of Hope.
Registration is closed. The camp will go from 8 a.m. to noon and members of the public are welcome to attend for viewing purposes or information gathering only.