NFL standout Karlos Dansby’s father runs camp that combines sports skills, biblical lessons
As kids ran out of the gymnasium next to Tom Brown Village housing project in North Avondale, Bethlehem Baptist Church Pastor Samuel Dansby barked out kindly discipline.
“Line it up, line it up,” he shouted as children lined up for drinks.
Dansby since 1989 has run an annual faith-based summer basketball camp that focuses on athletics, leadership, education and Christian faith, for boys and girls ages 7 to 18. Many of them live in public housing projects and have little access to sports skills camps.
“I ask them what they want to be outside of sports,” said Dansby, a retired Woodlawn High School teacher and former head baseball and boys basketball coach at Wenonah High School. “I tell them they can be lawyers, doctors, police officers, whatever they want to be.”
The weeklong camp, called “Bibles and Balls,” ended Friday and drew 60-plus children each day. They learned basketball fundamentals from mentors such as Ralph Williams, who coached the Hayes High School boys’ basketball team to a state championship in 1987.
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