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Garth Brooks Takes Time From Tour to Coach Youth Football Camp

Last weekend, country music superstar Garth Brooks took time from his busy touring schedule while in New Orleans to give back to the community.

The Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and ProCamps, a youth sports camp company, have been working together for over 10 years to have an impact on children across the country. On Sunday, before his last show in the city, Brooks joined a group of professional football players to hold a sports camp for local children. Former NFL linebacker Eric Alexander, Giants tight end Troy Kropog and Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton were all on hand to help teach 100 kids the fun of football and importance of teamwork.

Brooks has been running the camp at every stop he makes during his current world tour and says the camp teaches kids love for one another and how to be good teammates both on and off the field. He says the concept of teamwork is one that’s universal, whether it’s in music, sports or everyday situations.

“These guys are here to teach skills, teach these kids to believe in themselves,” Brooks told FOX8. “We’re all down here on this planet to love one another and seeing it in these sports and seeing it in these kids is what it’s all about.”

Brooks will be taking a break from the touring scene until September, when he returns to Dallas for a string of dates at the American Airlines Center. More info about Brooks’ upcoming tour dates is available at his official website.

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Garth Brooks Takes Time From Tour to Coach Youth Football Camp