Culpeper kids rejoice in summer soccer fun

Culpeper kids are getting a kick out of soccer filled week of summer fun! From Tuesday to Thursday, the soccer fields are covered with green and yellow T-shirts. The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Department and the Culpeper Soccer Club have partnered for the 5th year to showcase a summer camp featuring 600 kids, 5-16. Images of skill stations, junior coaches, Culpeper County officers featuring co-ed groups of players filled every corner of Eastern View High School’s Sports Complex. Not only was the camp free, but each kid received a free T-shirt.

At the end of the camp, some of the participants received a free trophy.

Thrilled to add their contribution to the program, Culpeper Soccer Club member Dan Trull said, “For the younger kids, the biggest skill that we teach them is fun. If we can get a ball on their foot or just getting touches on the ball or shot at goal, is a great thing.”

Thanks to the efforts of Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins, the summer sports series is a reality. It began in 2012 with football and baseball camps. Since that time, the program has added cheerleading, and soccer. In two weeks, there will be baseball and softball camped added to summer series.

The summer sports program is sponsored by Updike Industries, Mike Russell Construction, and proceeds from an annual basketball game featuring Culpeper Deputies, and Culpeper teachers. In addition, the Harlem Rocket were added to the fundraising corps.

“We are blessed that the community allows us to spend time with their kids,” Culpeper Sargent Marshall Keene said.