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When Coach Cameron Duke became Edgewater High School’s new football coach, he promised to develop his players, both on and off the field. He established a new team motto — Restore the Pride — and is staying true to his word.
A few weeks ago, Duke took 26 players to the Every Kid Outreach youth camp in Ocala to do community service. He said the kids helped in the kitchen, serving food and cleaning up.
“The weekend really pulled us together as a team,” Duke said. “I want our players to learn to serve others and understand that life is really bigger than just us.”
This was the first time students from Edgewater High School served at the camp, which was founded by Eddie Cole, the former mayor of Eatonville.
“The camp does such a great job teaching these kids about being selfless and serving others,” Duke said.
By showing his players the importance of community service, Duke is one step closer to fulfilling his goal of “restoring the pride.” He is fostering their personal growth both as players and as people, like he promised he would.