In the past 12 years, the fundraiser has helped to raise over 1 million dollars.
On May 13, 2011, R.B. Baker kicked off the 12thAnnual Sports Camp for the Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah, Georgia. Robert Baker, past president for R.B. Baker, has been the driving force behind this incredible fund raiser. This year, Reeves Construction Company co-sponsored the event with R.B. Baker, a subsidiary of Reeves Construction Company.
The charity event began with a banquet attended by the boys from the school and supporters of theschool with featured guest speaker, Atlanta Falcons Head Coach, Mike Smith.
Friday, a golf tournament was held at The Club at Savannah Harbor and all proceeds were given to Bethesda. Many Pro NFL, MLB and NBA players and coaches were matched with a team.
On Saturday, the Sports Celebrities went to the Bethesda Campus and instructed the kids in football, baseball and basketball. Area kids were also invited and they participated in the sports and listened to a few of the players share their advice on succeeding in life, not just sports.
The charity event is held to raise funds for the school to purchase new equipment, fund the academic and athletic programs as well as help build the confidence of these young men.
Bethesda Home for Boys was founded in 1740 as an orphanage by George Whitefield and is the oldest Boys Home in America. Benjamin Franklin was an early investor and Bethesda was constituted by a grant from King George with the encouragement of Charles and John Wesley. Today, it has over 120 students and 41 reside on campus. (Photo of Greg Coleman, retired American Football Punter who had a 12 year career in the National Football League (also known as Coffin Collin), Dr. David Tribble, President of Bethesda School for Boys, and Keith Naiger).