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Readers Write – Camp is Successful

Dear Editor,

This year was the 21st consecutive year for the Matt Light Football Camp. The camp is a free two day camp for 8 to 14 year old youths from Greenville, Darke County, and the surrounding area (160 campers attended). This football camp is made possible through the generous financial support of individuals and many local businesses.  I would like to restate that many businesses and individuals from Greenville and Darke County have made generous contributions for many years to perpetuate the unique camp.The true meaning of “giving back” is demonstrated by the good businesses, businessmen, and businesswomen of Greenville and Darke County supporting the unique concept of a free football camp.  I would like to encourage area residents to patronize and to thank the list of businesses and individuals listed below, when the opportunity arises.

Again, this year we were lucky enough to have Matt Light in attendance for both days of camp. Matt spoke to the kids on several occasions and helped with the coaching. As a bonus, Matt invited two current Purdue University starting offensive linemen, Jack DeBoef and Robert Kuglerto work with the kids. Also, visiting the camp this year was a former New England Patriot teammate of Matt’s, Mike Wilson.

Thank you to the following: The Light Foundation, Greenville Federal, Walmart, Drew Ag Transport, Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Treaty City Industries, Greenville Technology, Inc., TXI, Inc., Bob Evans Restaurants, Greenville National Bank, Loudy’s, Performance Mortgage, Dr. Stephen Stentzel, Dr. Ronald Dean and Western Ohio Dental Medicine, Bolyard Heating  & Cooling, Inc., Hittle Buick-GMC, Wayne Health Care, Randall Insurance Agency, Francis Furniture, Dave Knapp Ford, Nu-Way Builders, Diane Evans-State Farm Insurance, Littman-Thomas Insurance, G & G Floor Fashions, Inc., RJ Warner Insurance Agencies, Subway,  Buckeye Beverage Drive Thru, McDonald’s Restaurant, Eikenberry’s Tru-Value, Double M Diner, Hot Rods and Harleys, Dr. Kim Lyons Tecumseh Center for Natural Healing, Kirby Lyons Auctioneers, Mercer Savings Bank, Montage, Jim Gable-State Farm Insurance Agency, Reflections Auto Body, The Daily Advocate, Second National Bank, Whirlpool Corporation, Marcos Pizza, The Beanery, Greenville City Schools, JT’s Brew and Grill, Jon Coomer Investment Management, Red and Ruth’s Tavern and Hamilton Auto Sales, LLC.

Sincerely,

Larry E. Masters, Camp Director

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