June 22, 2009

G.I.F.T.E.D. Football and Education Camp




















Growing up I was dragged all over this blessed country just to watch my brother play football.   I mean, I'm sure you can imagine how hard it is on a teenage girl to HAVE to hang around a bunch of football players every weekend.  LOL!  
But for real  I TRUELY... LOVE football.  Every fall when the leaves start to change there is a smell and crispness in the morning air, that gets my heart pumping.  It was such a part of my life that even now when I don't get out to watch live games, I still love the affect of the football season.  (wink, wink)
I was honored to be asked to shoot this monumental camp last week.  G.I.F.T.E.D is a free football and education camp that was organized and funded by a group of outstanding former and current NFL players.  I can't say enough about how amazing the camp was.  H.Y.P.E. and P.A.L.E. put in a huge volunteer effort along with terrific community members and parents.  
It was a pleasure to meet so many people who care about our kids and their futures.  Everything is a choice in our lives.  If we can teach our kids that, they will be able to overcome and achieve greatness because everyone of them has the potential to do so.
Thank you G.I.F.T.E.D, PALE, and HYPE for serving and sacrificing for the betterment of the kids. 

10 comments:

Alicia said...

Wow! That is such a neat thing to be a part of! The pictures are great, looks like hard work and good times!!

Kayleen T. Photography said...

Is that your son playing? He is too cute! I can't wait til my son is old enough. The doctor told us he is in the 25th percentile for height and weight and I was like, "Doc, don't you know he's gonna be a football player?! He needs to be BIG!" lol.

Puanani said...

LOVE these pics!!

Seini Photography said...

ahhhhh... love these Oms!!! You caught ALOT of our CUCAMONGA boys here!!!

Love these programs that bring all these talents together. My FIL drove all his ward YM out there for the camp. All I heard was they had the BEEEST time!! Nice to know that you were there to capture it all!!!

LOVE IT!!!!

Tuikolovatu Family said...

I was hoping to see a picture of my little guy at the camp,he is still talking about it, and is still wearing his shirt What a cool thing for the little kids to get to be a part of.

Suguturaga's said...

That is so awesome!!! I love all the pictures and the whole idea of it. There really are some amazing people out there making a difference for kids.

ma'elePHOTO said...

omg... just realizing I must've been logged into Janes acct. That was totally me there above. LOL!!!

sepa said...

omi, these are gorgeous! let's hook up soon.

Pacific Eye Radio Show said...

Omi, I love the photojournalism look to these photos. You truly have a gift for capturing the moment, whether staged or random action....great eye!

~ Rich :D

Shannon said...

I really LOVE your style! Great photography! :)