Restoration Fellowship Int’l Church teams up with The Destiny Project for third annual basketball camp

Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 1:56 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - For the third consecutive year, Restoration Fellowship International Church is hosting a faith-based basketball camp.

The multi-day event is a co-op with The Destiny Project (Colorado Springs, Colo.), who for about 30 years has traveled around the country to teach campers about God and the fundamentals of basketball.

“Every single person has a purpose in life and a destiny,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Destiny Project Rex Tonkins. “And so we teach that from a biblical perspective, letting people know that God has a plan and its your choice. We always tell people decisions determine your destiny.”

Tonkins is a former Division I at Western Carolina University and this is the third summer he has come to Cheyenne. Participation has grown each year as about 50 campers are participating and the vast majority do not belong to RFI Church.

The church’s pastor said he hopes this event brings the community together during this time of division in our country.

“A lot of these kids love sports and so its a good method to bring them together and to share the love of God with them as a church,” said RFI Lead Pastor Tom J. Perea. “We want them to know that they’re cared about, loved, and they have a lot of potential.”

The camp concludes on Friday with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 6 p.m. The entire Cheyenne community is invited to partake in the free food and to cheer on the kids.

For the second straight year, the camp’s most valuable player will be given the Dante Award, which is named in honor of former camper Dante Robinson, who passed away in 2021.

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