Youth enhance skills at Saints and Pelicans camp


By Damarte Fisher,

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Association hosted the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans camp June 30 at 10 a.m. at the NSU Wellness and Recreational Center. This event was presented by the sheriff’s office and has been going on for five years.

They focused on teaching kids fundamentals needed for any particular sport they want to play. They also taught the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Participants received tips on personal safety and nutrition. Volunteers helped with the drills for different sports Jerseys, basketballs and shoes were awarded to kids who answered trivia questions correctly. The event also added a youth tennis clinic for this year’s camp.

There were 200 kids attending, ages 6-16. Kids from five parishes, Natchitoches, Winn, Sabine, Red River and Caddo, attended the camp.