Victory Sports Camps is a non profit organization teaching kids to set goals and the life lessons embedded in sports. We receive no government funding and the program is completely self sufficient. It has continued to grow because of the quality of the program and word of mouth from our parents and students.
Why do we exist?
There are a lot of places to learn how to play basketball, as the founder of our program its a rather simple answer. As a new Canadian myself decades ago , before facilities, organizations, political correctness and support networks available these days we somehow had to figure out own way to integrate into our new home.
I found the things missing in my upbringing included lack of family support, inability to participate in youth sports, gaps in the public school curriculum and lack of mentors in my life a real hindrance as growing up. As things became apparent to me through research, life and experience , I asked myself "why don't they teach this in school?"
Sports became my salvation and how I learned about the world. Fortunately embedded in sport are the secrets to success. I learned the hard way, to answer those questions myself at the school of hard knocks. What is success? How is it achieved? Are successful people just lucky? It took a long time to find those answers without mentors and again I asked myself , " why don't they teach this in school?"
In 2006 Victory Sports Camps was born with the idea creating an environment where a well rounded whole child approach to building confidence and self esteem as the backbone of our program. We believe in accepting kids into our program regardless of their situation and provide sport participation to help at risk youth navigate their formative years. Its obvious that today with the breakdown of the traditional family, the many options available to children today who seem in a race to act as grown ups; those questions still need to be answered today for many children.
They need questions answered by people who care. After years of proving ourselves as a basketball program we finally completed our dream of adding the classes we will offer in the fall of 2013 called 'Off the Ball'. These tools or talks will cover the whole child experience we hope to build for those in our program and reach out to those not in our program with our Ambassador program. Its with great pride we now see some of our very first students coaching in our classes and volunteering at our summer camps and other classes.
Truly a blessing that keeps us going forward.
Our goal is to make a difference in one life and bring value to our community.
We aspire to be more than a basketball program and we work very hard at it.