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We Are Strong Camp

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -Two months to the day after lifting the Sugar Bowl MVP trophy in New Orleans, Teddy along with his teammates were lifting spirits Saturday afternoon in the second annual "We Are Strong Camp" for kids fighting illnesses.

"Oh it means so much we tell our players all the time about giving back and we wanna make sure we are giving back to the community and they have a chance to come out here and pick up kids and play with them and see what they battle everyday.  We think we have a battle, we don't have a battle compared to what they have to battle," said head coach Charlie Strong. 

Camp participant Evan Karr expressed, "It's like really fun because I get to see my friends and I get to see all kinds of people that are like family to me and I get to see all kinds of players."

Another Camp participant Lucas Seraphine said, "I just like meeting all the players and playing with them, it's really really fun and it makes me feel good."

"They might never get a chance to play ball or do activities that they get to do here so we just try to have so much fun here and just try and make it their best time ever," commented U of L receiver Michaelee Harris.  

 For some of the parents this event means more to them than it does their kids mostly because this is one of the few times their childs able to leave the hospital and spend time having fun with some of their hometown heroes.

Camp Mother Aimee Barr said, "I just think it's great how they all have interacted with us, you know just something fun to do that's not doctor visits and hospitals."

"It's a great family event, you can tell all the players and coaches are really enjoying themselves and they're really making it appoint to make it a fun event for everybody," expressed Lucas father Jason Seraphine.

Camp Participant Caleb Stone said, "It was fun getting together and it's always a memory when I get together with my family and have fun."

For the kids, parents, players, and coaches the second annual "We Are Strong Camp" was a huge hit for everyone.  Coach Strong says the camp is going no where, and he only hopes next years turnout is even bigger.

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