Former Clemson football star Ricky Sapp to hold youth camp

Former Clemson football star Ricky Sapp to hold youth camp
Source: Grand Strand Sports Association FB page
Source: Grand Strand Sports Association FB page

Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) - Clemson alum Ricky Sapp has been all over the field for years - even enjoying a career in the NFL.

"I went to the best school in the world - Clemson University. I played for the best Coach - Coach Swinney. It was unbelievable," he says.

Growing up around the game, football was his life.

"I was blessed to be around such a good atmosphere of people who motivated me to play ball so when I had the opportunity, I took it and ran with it."

Now a different challenge arises in Myrtle Beach - 160 miles away from his first opportunity in Bamberg.

"I've had camps in my hometown, but this is my first camp in Myrtle Beach," Sapp explains. "I'm so excited to be doing this with the Myrtle Beach SeaWolves."

The SeaWolves are an AAU team associated with the Grand Strand Sports Association. They're the only traveling AAU team in the State of South Carolina.

"If your child has a heartbeat, if your child hasn't done well, if your child doesn't have good grades, we want them because we're going to get them to love God," Evins Nicholson of GSSA says. "Once we get them to love God, we're going to get them to love themselves. If they love themselves, they're going to be good, protective citizens for themselves."

Sapp agrees.

"Kids everywhere, all over the world have the power and the authority to help change this world to help make it a better place and I truly believe that. We have to start telling these kids that because it's on them. We already had our opportunity. It's on them now," he says. "They have the opportunity to help change this world to make it a better place than what it already is. That's my message to the kids."

Sapp is expecting over 250 participants in the camp. He plans to continue to give back to the Grand Strand and wants to pursue a teaching career.

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