NEWBERRY — Brandan Davis, former USC Gamecock football player, is bringing his The Faithful Walk-On foundation to Newberry and will host a football camp for ages 7 to 18 on June 28 at Newberry High School.
The Faithful Walk-On is the name of the first book Davis wrote. It is also the name of his organization.
Davis’ book is his testimony about how he walked onto the Gamecock football team in 2008. He describes the book as an inspirational and challenge to others to want to know God on a personal basis.
“God truly is my inspiration. He gave me the vision to create this foundation. In the eyes of the world I should have failed, with low funds and no experience, but God has been my constant help and strength,” Davis said. “God has helped me achieved the impossible.”
Davis started the organization in February 2012 after the book was published.
Along his journey, Davis said he faced many ups and downs, but continued to keep his faith in God.
His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 which reads: “Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto thy own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
“This scripture is my backbone. This scripture helped me understand that if I put all my trust in God that He will direct me into much success. I am a living testimony of the many miracles God can work in us,” Davis said.
Davis said The Faithful Walk-On essentially means that he believes he can walk onto any situation with faith in God.
“No matter the trials, tribulation, heartaches and pains, if we just put our faith in God everything will work out for our good,” Davis said.
The camp will have three phases. In the first phase, Davis will show each athlete how to become a better football player by teaching different footwork and football fundamental skills.
Next, each participant will hear from Davis about education as he shares with each individual the importance and value of obtaining an education. During the last phase Davis will share his testimony with the athletes.
Davis will also challenge the athletes to make football and education goals for the upcoming year.
“I want them to understand how much God loves them and the great plans He has for their lives. I pray that some heart may be touch from hearing God speak through me,” Davis said.
Davis is excited to return and give back to Newberry. “Newberry is my second home. I am related to a lot of people in the Newberry area,” he said.
The cost is $5 per person. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. For more information contact Davis at 803-553-8026 or BrandanLD17@yahoo.com.
Davis, 22, graduated from The University of South Carolina with a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies. While attending college he played football for the Gamecocks for three years. He is the son of Bernard and Barbara Davis, and has one brother, Bryant.