WACO (June 14, 2013) -- The day before the victory bowl is a whole lot of fun for the kids who come out for the youth camp. A chance for the kids to learn, play and interact with all the Victory Bowl participants.
"It means a lot to me because when I was that age I wanted to do the same thing they're doing right now,' said red team running back and Ellison standout Isiah Cowan. "Go on the fields, run with the older guys, so it means a lot to give back. They're the reason why we play football. They're like our fans, you know. You play football for the fans, to give back."
"It's a great experience, putting a smile on a child's face is a great feeling inside, said blue team defensive lineman and University standout Adrian Barragan. "And, you know, activities with them. It's a great experience."
"We've been blessed with the opportunity to play in this bowl game and we've been blessed with these great coaches we've been given," said red team quarterback and China Spring standout Kade Munden. "Now it's our turn to give back to these younger kids."
"All their coaches have put so much into these kids and they've shown this place so much," said blue team and La Vega head coach Willie Williams. "Great character and great skills so it's an opportunity for them to reach down there and work wit the smaller kids."
"For these kids to get to give back is a neat deal. There's a number of people that have poured a lot of time and effort and financial resources into this game so these kids can come and have a great time," said red team and Gatesville head coach Kyle Cooper. "This is their chance to serve and give back to this community."
A day where everyone got a chance to give back.