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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett knows the hardships of trying to go to a camp that his parents couldn’t afford growing up, which is why he’s hosting a free sports camp in Hawaii.
Bennett took issue with Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry, who so happens to be hosting a camp in a camp in Hawaii, who is charging parents $2,250 to attend his sports camp.
“I see a lot of different athletes come through Hawaii whether it’s Steph Curry or whoever it is,” Bennett told KHON 2. “They all come here and it makes me mad, because I live in this community and I understand this community — that there’s so many kids who can’t afford to pay such a high amount of money. In my mind it’s like, how much money do you need before you start giving back for free? And I think a lot of athletes should start focusing on that.”
“That comes from my mom and dad growing up in the community and always giving back,” Bennett said. “My dad was a part of the school board, my mom worked in the district for 20 years, and I just always wanted to give back and always make it free. Growing up, I know I wasn’t able to afford the things like go to certain camps or do certain things.”
“If you do have a camp and you charge money for it, you need to make sure that money that you take from this community, you give back to the kids that are paying for the camp. These are the kids that live here. When you leave Hawaii and you go back to wherever you’re at, or you come here and you go back from this vacation you leave with a piece of paradise, but these people still live here every day.”
Curry’s camp sold out in advance, but Bennett’s issue is the kids who would love to go to his camp, but can’t afford to…That’s why he does what he does.