NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Country music icon Garth Brooks stunned crowds over the weekend with four electrifying performances at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center. During his stay in New Orleans, Brooks also took time out of his schedule to reach out to the New Orleans community.
The Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and ProCamps have a 10-year history of impacting kids across the nation. On Sunday, Brooks and various professional athletes held a football camp for New Orleans area children.
The camp, held a Isodore Newman School, drew nearly 100 kids from around the city. It featured Brooks along with Giants tight end Troy Kropog, Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton and former NFL linebacker Eric Alexander.
The camp is something Brooks is doing at all stops along his U.S. tour. Brooks says it aims to teach kids love for one-another and how to be a good teammate on and off the field.
"These guys are here to teach skills, teach these kids to believe in themselves," Brooks said on Sunday. "We're all down here on this planet to love one another and seeing it in these sports and seeing it in these kids is what it's all about."
Brooks said the concept of teamwork transcends music and can be applied on the football field and in life.