O.C.E.A.N. Sports Camp & Health Expo Returns to Hawaii
The Bennett Foundation’s O.C.E.A.N. Sports Camp kicked off at the University of Hawaii in July. Approximately 800 people attended the free camp, staffed by NFL players like Michael Bennett and DeForest Buckner as well as volunteers from local organizations like HOP Training. Designed to help kids and families learn about living a healthy and active lifestyle, the weekend was a well-rounded mix of events that included a health expo, health and fitness clinic, and a football camp for high schoolers. At the football camp on Sunday, the pros ran through drills and exercises, helping teens perfect their stance and execution.
“When I first started my foundation it was just about how many kids can we impact and how can we not just be role models but to inspire them, and inspire kids to do something different,” said Michael. “Not only do I want them to take the skills that we teach them but we also want them to take the wisdom and the mentorship that we’re trying to give them.”
The Bennett Foundation’s O.C.E.A.N. Sports Camps are a big part of the organization’s outreach. Michael Bennett has hosted camps in Hawaii, Washington, and Texas, and most recently in South Dakota. Through this special free programming, The Bennett Foundation is able to reach and inspire underserved communities and help teach them about making healthy lifestyle choices.