Community flocks to help Copper

Published 3:59 am Wednesday, June 11, 2008

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
While over 160 campers are expected to attend the Terrance Copper First Annual Football Camp on Saturday, there will be plenty of coaches and assistants lending their time to help out.
The camp will be held Saturday morning at Washington High School. Such notables who will be on hand to assist at the camp are a few of Copper’s New Orleans Saints teammates, including Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, Robert Meacham and David Patten. Vonta Leach, a fullback with the Houston Texans, and East Carolina linebacker Gerald Lawrence, a former Washington Pam Pack standout, will also be there.
That group will be assisted by a host of volunteers.
Washington Pam Pack head football coach Sport Sawyer, who has been instrumental in helping set up the camp, is glad to have so much help.
Sawyer is pleased with the number of campers who will descend on Washington High School.
Sawyer said he is happy to see Copper, a former great at Washington High School and ECU, return home to give back to the community.
Sawyer is expecting the campers to be in awe early, but he believes they’ll settle down and learn about offense, defense and agility.
While Sawyer has spent a good deal of time trying to help organize the camp, he said he’s had plenty of help.
Those who will be volunteering their time on the field are Sawyer, Jon Blank, Larry Walker, Dan Riggs, Joe Lawrence, Jerome Tyson, Fritz Tanner, John Moore, Wayne Flint, Allen Meekins, DeWayne Kellum, Jerry Godley, Mitch Reason, Richard Pugh, Cody Cunningham (N.C. Wesleyan signee), David Hartley, Walt Gerard, Gerald Lawrence (ECU linebacker), Gil Davis, Jeff Broadway, Paul Thompson, Jamont Jones (Lenoir-Rhyne signee), Lee Moore, Jeff Mault, Jeff Dickens and Eric Peartree.
Also assisting at Saturday’s camp will be Karen Broadway, Ruth Thompson, Lisa Meekins, Susan Sawyer, Olivia Hudnell, Melissa Maxwell, Sarah Sloan, Sheryl Neiderhauser, Pam Mault, Melissa Moore, Penny Paul, Anita Cutler and Roben Dickens.
Three entrance gates
There will be three entrances into the Pam Pack football stadium.
Non-camp participants and spectators, who will pay a $5 admittance fee, will go through the first gate.
Those campers who are already preregistered will go through the gate by the concession stand.
Those who are registering on the morning of the camp will go through the gate located near the baseball field.