The Jackson State University Division of Athletics opened the first day of its “More Than A Game” Camp on Monday. JSU is holding the camp, which will last the entire week is is free to the participants, as part of a $952,500 grant it received from the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS). The grant will support community engagement via JSU through year long activities for children and parents.
During the first session of the camp, JSU will work with 200 campers and another 200 children in the second session. Following breakfast in the cafeteria and an academic assessment, campers participated in baseball/softball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, track, football and basketball. All campers received two snacks and regular water breaks in addition to having a lunch break, as well as having the opportunity to participate in multiple sports each day.
Each day camp activities kick off at 8:00 am in the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center before the campers are sent to breakfast and to their perspective sports rotations.