Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

June 19, 2013

Optimists, Ram football coaches team up for camp


— From staff reports



The Mineral Wells Optimist Club is teaming up with Mineral Wells ISD’s Head Football Coach Chuck Lawrence and his coaching staff to host a football camp for students entering kindergarten through eighth grades.

“Over the past few years [the Optimist Club has] taken huge steps in our football program, which all starts with our youth,” said MWOC President Jimmy Carter. “Both organizations are excited and hope we have a huge turnout for the camp.”

The camp takes place next week, Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 6-8 p.m., and “we will be working with the kids on basic football and agility drills,” he said. “We have plans on dividing the kids up on their ability and trying to focus on their individual level, as best as we can.”

This is the first year for the club to team up with MWISD and the first time the camp will be held at Ram Stadium, according to Carter.

“We expect it to be a huge success,” he said, adding, “Bring your kids and have them come and join us.”

The football camp is free of charge and the Optimist Club will have registration each night. Carter advises, “So, if you miss the first night,

come on out and we can get you registered when you arrive.”