DURHAM, N.C.—The Duke men’s soccer team recently spent some time with young kids at Camp High Hopes in nearby Cary. Camp High Hopes is nine-week summer day camp sponsored by the YMCA for kids ranging from kindergarten through 10th grade. The camp is fully subsidized by the We Build the Campaign and allows for children who may not be able to afford summer camps to spend time doing various activities during the summer.
A selection of Blue Devils spent time with kids answering questions about everything from playing collegiate soccer to who their favorite players are. In attendance for Duke were Sean Davis, Nat Eggleston, Chase Keesling, Rob Dolot, Ryan Thompson, Wilson Fisher and associate head coach Michael Brady and assistant coach Bryan Amos.
Following the 20-minute question and answer session, the players and coaches did a few skill demonstrations and then spent time scrimmaging the kids in soccer. The campers thoroughly enjoyed their time playing with the Blue Devils as the players showed the kids the game of soccer.
This visit with Camp High Hopes is the latest community service activity the men’s soccer program has been involved in. They also ran a clinic earlier in the spring and helped out at Bright Star Stables – a non-profit organization where children with disabilities benefit from the therapeutic value of learning to ride and working with horses.