Monday, October 02, 2006

Camp Putt with Jordan and Rory

Way back in May, a bunch of us attended an auction for Young Life. We all bid on things here and there, but my friend Christy asked if a group of 10-12 of us would be willing to pitch in together to bid on a Camp Putt experience for our kids with one of the stars of the UO Ducks. We agreed - and got the bid - and to be honest, I kind of forgot all about it.

But, thankfully, Christy didn't. She called relentlessly to settle on a date and Jordan Kent agreed upon yesterday (the day after flying to play in 100 degree weather - go figure....). So, Brayden and a bunch of his buddies showed up at Camp Putt yesterday to meet and play with Jodan Kent and his friend, also a Duck football player, Rory Cavaille. I chose to sit this one out -kind of regret that now, but the idea of an afternoon of relaxing appealed stronger. I'm thankful our friend, Tania, was there with a camcorder.

Jordan Kent, just to give a frame of reference, is a star receiver for the Ducks. He is also a basketball player for the Ducks - and a track athlete for the Ducks. This would make his the first 3 sport athlete at the UO in 50 years. Pretty impressive. He caught one of the touchdowns on Saturday, so he's not just a name on the roster either. (He also narrowly missed another one, which apparently he lamented to with the adults on Sunday...) Oh, and if the name sounds familiar, yes, that's his dad - Ernie Kent - coach of the Duck basketball team. He's also an all-around great guy - at least as far as his behavior yesterday testified. What a cool thing to do, to volunteer on your only day off to hang with a bunch of wild boys in order to make money for kids to attend a Christian camp -not to mention totally make the day (scratch that, week) of a slew of kids and their parents. I'll add a few captions as to what happened during the afternoon.

Here's the group of happy Camp Putters....
Here's Brayden, ready for a hole in one...
After golfing, the group moved next door to the pizza parlor and played an imprompto game of touch football. Brayden was on Rory's team and had the opportunity to run the ball down for a touchdown - he was very proud.
Brayden ready to take down Jordan Kent - I bet Jordan felt very threatened by his approaching tackle.....
A final pic of Brayden and his new buddies.....

2 comments:

mtnrunR said...

Very cool. Brayden will remember this experience forever.

HollieHobbie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute...oh yeah, and Brayden is cute too....haha
How fun for him!