The saying goes that the best things in life are free.
That’s undoubtedly true in Lincoln Parish, thanks to the Eddie Robinson Football and Wilbert Ellis Baseball camps.
In a day and age where a vast majority of athletic summer camps for kids run up into the hundreds of dollars per event, the Eddie Robinson Football and Wilbert Ellis Baseball camps are conducted entirely free of charge.
These aren’t any small-time camps that are quickly thrown together.
We’ve seen it in the past, and we’ve seen in recent weeks — and we thank you.
The people of Lincoln Parish have come through again, coming together to help those in a time of need.
Recently you’ve read stories in the Ruston Daily Leader about hospitalized Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis and Deuce the injured Chihuahua needing help. And in their times of need, the people of Lincoln Parish responded.
Countless people in Lincoln Parish have donated money for Davis and sent cards and well wishes to him. For that, we can’t thank you enough.
And the gain could potentially reach into the millions of dollars.
Ruston and Louisiana Tech University have been awarded the host site for the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship basketball games for both boys and girls, with the huge event set for March 8-10.
Originally, Shreveport was designated as the site.