More than 100 Angel Tree campers and their caregivers participated in a day-long sports camp on Saturday, September 24 at the Ravens practice facility in Owings Mills.
Campers experienced training at eight different football stations including quarterbacks, linebackers, and linemen. They also received a free pair of Nike sneakers and a swag bag at the event.
Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, conducted the free Angel Tree Sports Camp in partnership with the Ravens and Coca-Cola Consolidated.
“We believe that by coming together with partners like Prison Fellowship, Baltimore Ravens and Safeway we can create a fun and meaningful event that lets these kids and their caregivers know that someone is looking out for them, and they are cared for,” said Joachim Rogers, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Market Unit, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.
In addition to the campers, caregivers received support services as well as takeaway meal bags and gift cards from Safeway. The event concluded with a tailgate celebration and local food trucks for camp attendees to enjoy.
Prison Fellowship is the nation’s largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading voice for criminal justice reform. With more than 40 years of experience helping restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and encourage communities to play a role in creating a safe, redemptive, and just society.
The Prison Fellowship Angel Tree is the largest national program impacting the lives of children with a parent in prison, serves hundreds of thousands of children each year through thousands of churches and community organizations.
The goal of the sports camp is to provide mentorship, health, and wellness opportunities for children, with a focus on mental health, as well as family strengthening, education and economic growth services.