Letter: At football camp it’s ‘effort over talent’

Nearly 100 valley kids from Rifle to Aspen were treated to a two-day football camp hosted by NFL Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Brandon Lloyd of the San Francisco 49ers. The camp was organized by the Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District and Mitch Levy, of Basalt Youth Football. Participants were treated to FUNdamentals, skills and drills, games and personal coaching from Brandon Lloyd, with a large portion of the profits being donated to Basalt Youth Football.

This camp cannot be a success without the tireless efforts of many. Thank you to our sponsors the Viceroy Snowmass and Cuvee World Bistro for your generous donations. Thank you to our shirt sponsors; Mid Valley Metro District, Crawford Properties, Alpine Bank, Coldwell Banker Mason and Morse, Guild Mortgage Company and Moore Orthopedics. A huge thank you to Mitch Levy and all the coaches from Basalt Youth Football who worked each day of the camp with such enthusiasm and effort — your attitude helped the kids have another experience of a lifetime. A great big thank you to Brandon Lloyd for donating his time and energy again for this camp. Thank you for being such a class-act, engaging, always positive and for your many uplifting speeches — you left such a positive impression on camp participants yet again. Good luck this year with the 49ers, I know the kids will be cheering you on. Thank you to all the participants and parents of the Brandon Lloyd Football Camp from Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District. Such a fun camp cannot be successful without each and every one of your efforts. Remember ‘effort over talent’ always prevails. Please visit our website at to see some of the photos and videos that were taken during the camp.

Happy recreating.

Chris Woods

Executive director, Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District


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