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Pouncey Power Camp 2017

Highland Park

July 19 - 21

9:00 - 2:00 Daily

Lunch Provided each day

Boys and Girls Club members only

Students will choose 3 days of coaching in one of the following areas: 

  • Football

  • Baseball/Softball

  • Basketball

  • Soccer

  • Intramural Games

Pre-registration will take place on site at the Boys and Girls Club

The Pouncey Power Camp Story:




In 2013, my late friend, Coach Derek Pouncey called me to share a vision of his to put on a sports camp for the kids in Meridian, MS.  We spent months planning the event that hosted 327 campers in Highland Park for a 1 day Power Camp, where students received free coaching, and we shared the gospel.  In those months of planning Derek and I became fast friends and I learned that he was,among many things, a cancer survivor.  He told me during planning once that God must have had a plan for him (Derek) because He had spared him from the disease.  So time passed and the Power Camp came together just as planned.  Derek got a job coaching at his high school alma-mater and thrived in that role.  In December of 2013 though, just a few months after the Power Camp, Derek was found to again be battling cancer.  His struggle lasted until November of 2014 and then he went home to be with Jesus.  He believed whole heartedly in the idea that we could use the avenue of sports to spread the message of the cross of Christ.  It is in Derek's memory and to the glory of God the Father that we will continue with his vision, reaching the heart behind the jersey, one athlete at a time.