MULLINS, S.C. – Victory Sports Camp celebrated a milestone last week with their 10th year of community outreach at Mullins High School.

A record 300 children participated in the week-long camp that includes cheerleading, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and football.

Camp administrator Karen Adams said more than 150 volunteers from the Fort Mill area and locally helped out at the event. More than 40 teenagers also volunteered. Victory Sports camp operated out of three different sites this summer, including Dillon and Brittons Neck.

“We do sports and vacation bible school along with missions reaching out to other places like the nursing home,” Adams said. “We also had a big block party for all three areas.”

Adams has been part of the camp for the past eight years.

“This community is amazing,” she said of the experience. “The way all the different churches and community members pull together to support us and help makes this happen is amazing.”

Adams calls the camp an outstanding ministry and volunteers have built relationships over the years.

Associate Pastor at Mullins First Baptist Church Rich Smith was among the volunteers.

“We moved here from Kentucky four years ago and this has been incredible,” he said. “I spent the first two years just sitting back and watching all the different moving pieces come together. Then over the last two years me and Katie Lewis worked together to train the teenagers to be ready for the camp and be part of a leadership team setting things up.”

Smith called it a community partnership.

“I feel blessed to be a part of it,” he said.

Born in Atlantic City; raised in Mullins. Graduated from SC State University, home of the mighty Bulldogs. Editor of the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise. Loves spending free time with his daughter. Huge sports fan.