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Camp Teaches Life Lessons On The Gridiron


Lynchburg, VA - Ronald "B.B." Shavers first wow'd Lynchburg fans as a high school football star, leading E.C. Glass to a state championship in 1988.

The same fans were shocked a few years later, when some self-described bad decisions landed him 19 years in prison. Now, he's back to amazing crowds with his greatest comeback of all: As a mentor, a teacher, and a coach.

Success on the football field begins with a few basic principles: Know your job and embrace your skill-set.

The same basics are helpful in life, but like life, most of us need a strong leader to teach the finer details. That's where Ronald "B.B" Shavers comes in.

"The best thing we can do in life is be able to give back,"said football camp director Ronald "B.B." Shavers. The turf is new, but it's the same field where Shavers learned the basics of life and football as an E.C. Glass standout some 20 years ago.

Now, he's returning the favor with a three day camp focused on the developing the total person.

"When you teach these kids at a young age to shake someone's hand and look them in the eye, that's going to teach them respect. And, most importantly, that's going to teach them to respect others,"said Shavers.

The fundamentals of life and football -- that's one day of B.B. Shaver's football camp -- where all they teach are winners.

This is the second year for Shaver's Football Camp.

About two-dozen kids signed up.

The three-day camp wraps up on Wednesday.

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