Gurnee franchisee helps kids excel at sports
Brian Davis of Gurnee has had such a love of sports since childhood, that he decided to make it a career.
Davis is now owner of the Hi-Five Sports franchise in Gurnee, which provides sports classes and camps for children from prekindergarten through sixth grade.
It's non-intimidating and fun, as sports are supposed to be, especially at that young age. He just wants the younger generation to enjoy football, basketball and other sports.
"It's really about learning about competition and playing different sports because it teaches them some life lessons on winning and losing and team work," said Davis, 43.
Davis was born in Augusta, Georgia, but grew up in various towns because his father, James Franklin Davis, was in the military. As a teenager, Davis watched his father work at Fort Sheridan and was part of updating the GI Bill of Rights.
His father's work was inspiring and the younger Davis hopes to do the same for youngsters today. After all, sports always connected Davis with his father, and sports bonds him with his own sons today.
Now as owner of Hi-Five, Davis has held classes at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee. Woodland is the site for the Hi-Five Sports Camp-Gurnee for this summer. And flag football has been held at Libertyville Sports Complex, he said.
"I just like to see the kids excel in sports," Davis said.
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