Holt brothers continue NC State summer football tradition
Posted June 25, 2016
When Terrence and Torry Holt hosted their first football camp, they didn't know if it'd make it past just one year. Now, the event is getting close to its 20th year.
"We just wanted to host a football camp, we knew that it was a game that we loved, it was when we were still playing," Terrance said.
"After that first year, parents were saying that was awesome, kids were emailing us saying they were looking forward to the following year," Torry said. "We thought we really had something here."
Fifteen years in their hometown of Gibsonville and now five years on the campus of their alma mater, the NC State duo created a summertime institution.
"(We're) seeing kids actually grow up, seeing kids that have come through our camp at a young age and now playing in high school or starring in high school," Terrance said. "(They're) very good on their team, captains on their team, leaders in the community."
The campers, aren't the only ones doing the growing.
"It allowed me to channel my energy towards giving," Torry said. "We feel like if we're going to give back somewhere, why not give back to the place that gave us everything that we had."
Torry and Terrence give back and the people keep coming back. Their camp was 200-kids strong Saturday.
"That to us is a testament to the work that we're doing or the work that we're trying to do, just to have people keep coming back and signing up," Terrance said.
"That says you're doing the right thing and you're doing it for the right reason," Toryy said.
What started at the turn of the century is now a pillar.
"The best is yet to come, hopefully we have another 20 years," Torry said.