Practice looked a bit unusual at Cypress Christian School. Early in each season, Warrior football players take a day of practice to do something a little different. They leave the pads in the lockers and load the bus to travel to another part of town.
Over 50 football players, coaches, and dads invade a neighborhood that could use more smiles, and they host a football camp. This year, 30+ kids from Houston’s First Baptist Faith Center learned a little about football while having lots of fun. Scotty Sanders has worked at the Faith Center for years and was impressed with how the Cy-Christian players engaged and interacted with the kids.
Coach Spenn’s goal for his coaches is for them to be transformational. “To do this, we have to think outside the box. Some may see it as a loss of a practice but the reality is that the impact on the team will have a far greater value than running a few extra plays in a practice. Many of our players were greatly impacted and will remember days like this for a lifetime,” he says.
It was evident that the kids from the neighborhood had a great time based on the smiles on their faces. The love of Christ was shared through the game of football and that is the definition of true success.