QUINCY, Fl. (WTXL) — On Saturday, the town of Quincy and former Shanks High football star, DeCody Fagg, held his annual football and cheer camp.
Football players had one field, while the cheerleaders were on another. Saturday morning was the sixth year for the event, hosted by Fagg, volunteers, and sponsors.
Fagg played football at Florida State University and explained that he has never forgotten where he came from. "It means a lot when someone can come back and give their time and everything to their hometown. I think always giving back is a good key and shows the kids that there's still someone out there that loves them and believes in them, whether it's sports or academics, or whatever they pursue their career in. It's always nice to see that someone has your back and that's why I'm here."
Fagg said usually the camp has a couple hundred kids in attendance. This year though, they had more younger children than older kids. The FSU alum said he was happy with the turnout. "They'll let you know that the younger kids want to get out here and learn and it's best to go ahead and start with the youth. The older kids, they're kind of up in middle school and high school and they know what's going on. But, when I see a bunch of younger kids out here, that let's me know that we're touching a lot of the youth out here."
Fagg added that he hopes the kids at Saturday's camp will be able to remember everything they learned, including the idea of remaining disciplined. "Remember everything that you learned out here today. And maybe one day they can come back and do the same thing. Remember what I said about discipline. Like I said, discipline can get you a long way, on and off the field and that's the main thing I try to restore in these kids is discipline."