Bouncing Bulldogs

The goal of the Bouncing Bulldogs program is to promote jumping rope for fun and fitness, and to help all children grow physically, emotionally, socially and academically. Each year, the team teaches and performs worldwide in front of thousands of spectators, including sports fans, health and fitness professionals, corporate employees, students, educators and the general public. The team has won more than 200 national  and international championship awards in both single and double dutch events and has 18 world champions. 

Camps for City Kids

Camps for City Kids are held for 4 consecutive days during summer months and school holiday sessions. These camps emphasize putting God first in every aspect of play and life. Building solid academic / athletic skills and strong Christian character during drills and team play are expected of every camper. Basketball, Soccer, Futsal, Fitness, and Tennis are regularly offered, but other sports like Wrestling, Baseball, Football, and Black-top or Field Games have been held in the past and are offered as well on demand. Tennis Academies and Futsal play on Futsal Pitches are both utilized on city courts in 4 local Durham parks. Camps and academies are offered during after-school and summer camp hours for city kids across the Durham area. The 6-week summer Reading Camp will offer these type sports camps each week Monday-Thursday afternoons June 15 – July 23, 2020. Sports camps, clinics, and tennis academies are typically held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Fitness and healthy lifestyles are emphasized during all sessions. Presidential Fitness standards will be the age/sex baseline goal for all campers before the end of each camp season. We partner with Durham Nativity School and the Koortbojian Foundation Reading Camp by providing black-top games, Bible clubs, character development, and etiquette classes, as well as weekly sports camps during this 6-week summer camp.  READ MORE

John “Doc” Blake

John “doc” Blake has degrees in Public Health Education and Sports Medicine from East Carolina University and the American College of Sports Medicine. He developed and implemented sports medicine care and educational programs in Washington, DC and Durham, NC. He is the founder of More Than Gold Sports outreach, Camps for City Kids, and total body fitness programs strengthening youth and adults locally and nationally.

John’s heartbeat and focus is to empower poor, disenfranchised, and at-risk city kids through biblical kingdom building of the body, mind, and spirit for sustained fitness and wellness throughout life. Most of his fitness and sports programs were established in 1996 to build solid academic / athletic skills and strong Christian character in city kids ages 7-14. Today, personal fitness training, nutrition planning, sports camps and tennis academies are offered.

Certifications:

  • Public & School Health Education
  • Sports Medicine (Care, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Strength Training, and Human Performance)
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Personal Fitness Trainer