Harlan County hosts sixth annual Passing for a Purpose camp

BAXTER, Ky. (WYMT) - Football players from all over the state came together for more than just football. The Black Bears hosted their sixth annual Passing for a Purpose camp at Coal Miners Stadium.

It cost $10 to attend, and all the money collected is donated to a place in Harlan. This year's recepient is Cumberland Hope Community in Everts. The Cumberland Hope Community is a residential social recovery program for women.

Over 180 children from kindergarten through 12th grade from all over the state came to learn and improve their football skills but also to learn the message that this camp is all about.

Harlan County head coach Eddie Creech said, "Today is a day of football and faith. This is what the camp opens up. We can really let the kids know where we stand and tell them about our faith and trust in Jesus Christ."

"Oh it's a lot of fun. We try to make it fun for them. We just want to teach them to compete, to love the game of football and to be around some folks that are from this area that want to come back and share our experience. Just have fun. They also learn some football which is important, but the message the most important part of this camp," former Kentucky quarterback Freddie Maggard said.

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