Nine-year-old Michael Sauceda and 11-year-old Caleb Zander, both from Beeville, were two of about 350 boys and girls in grades 4-6 who attended the morning sessions of the Longhorn camp.
“It was lots of football. The days were full of fundamental drills, touch football games and then several tours of the Longhorn athletic and football facilities,” said Michael’s mother, Jessica Garza.
“The boys also got to meet several Longhorn coaches and former players. They got to meet Major Applewhite and Colt McCoy, among others.”
The tour of the facilities had the youngsters in awe with all the trophies and the size of the training and weight rooms.
Garza also mentioned that all the coaches, especially Mack Brown, emphasized respect, family and education to all the young campers.
Michael and Caleb did see one other Beeville camper, but he was in the afternoon session and they did not know his name.
Caleb’s younger sister, Cayenne Zander, also attended the camp and enjoyed the activities with her brother.
Michael’s parents are Arturo and Jessica Garza and his grandparent are Javier and Martha Sauceda, also from Beeville. Caleb and Cayenne’s parents are Richard and Janine Zander from Beeville.