The Walter Camp Foundation, a volunteer organization, is in full swing with fundraising at events with toy and coat drives. The weekend starts January 10, 2019, with the dinner on January 12 then the 13th wraps up the players visits.
Walter Camp’s History
Walter Camp was born April 7, 1859 in New Britain, CT. He created American football in 1895 by taking the game rugby and changing it up a little bit. He was the head football coach at Yale from 1888 to 1892, and then he coached at Stanford University from 1894 to 1895. He passed away on March 14, 1925. After his death, seventeen men who are referred to as “The Founding Fathers” created the Walter Camp Foundation in honor of his creation of American football.
Current Members of WCFF
Long time member and new president, Michael Madera, has been apart of Walter Camp for 22 years, and is excited for what is to come. President Madera stated that he loves being president and being a part of all of the fundraising that they do, such as the coat and toy drive. He also said, “The foundation is very together. The big thing about this foundation is all volunteers can come together for one goal and put on a good weekend in January.” It is a weekend when football players from different teams do hospital visits, have one large dinner, and hold a camp where the college football players interact with children from New Haven and surrounding towns. Former president, James Monico, shares his thoughts and experiences with Walter Camp Foundation. Monico said “It was one of the biggest honors of my life.” Being the past president Monico has made lifelong friends since being in Walter Camp for 22 years.
Anyone that wants to be a part of Walter Camp and volunteer with them can join on: https://waltercamp.org/contact-us/