Kyle Smith, 14, of Round Lake Beach, poses at Football University's Chicago camp last month. His mom raised $2,500 through small fundraisers so he could attend Football University's TOP GUN camp in Virginia this week.
Photo courtesy of Tina Nicholas-Williams
Defensive lineman Kyle Smith, 14, of Round Lake Beach, pictured last year with his Round Lake Panthers team, started at Football University's TOP GUN camp in Virginia on Monday.
courtesy of Tina Nicholas-Williams
Opening ceremonies were held Monday at Football University's TOP GUN camp, being attended by Kyle Smith, 14, of Round Lake Beach.
Courtesy of Football University
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Determined to raise the money she needed for her son to attend an exclusive, invite-only football camp in Virginia, a Round Lake Beach mom used small fundraisers, like collection jars and a car wash, to raise nearly $2,500 in three weeks. Thanks to Tina Nicholas-Williams' tenacity and the community's generosity, her son, Kyle, a 6-foot, 232-pound, incoming Round Lake High School freshman, reported to camp Monday.