Champions Kids Camp (CKC) was founded in 2001 by Fort Bend County residents, Bill and Kim Nash. The mission of this camp is to nurture kids who have survived a traumatic injury, illness, or personal loss, such as the loss of a parent or sibling. Bill says, “Kim and I created this camp to honor our son Billy, who survived childhood leukemia.”
At CKC, children between the ages of eight and 12 are able to heal from the emotional scarring they have experienced in their young lives. In the past 20 years, CKC has helped thousands of children move past their trauma, giving them improved self-esteem and social skills, reduced fear and anxiety, higher grades in school, and the tools to become a productive part of our community.
The impact of this camp is immeasurable, but the cost is. Champions Kids Camp currently spends in excess of $90,000 a year to rent a facility for a week. Plans are in the works for a new facility near Houston specifically designed for CKC. To this end, Bill has shared his journey as a singer/songwriter in his new autobiography: Saint Sinner Singer.
From Bill’s start as one part of a family trio in tiny Pharr, Texas, to an unexpected demo session at Columbia Records in NYC, to missing out on meeting Garth Brooks because an avocado was calling his name, Bill’s musical journey is an interesting one. Bill says, “I wrote this book to raise visibility and funds for the new Champions Kids Camp facility. It’s been a wild ride, and I hope you enjoy my story. Together, we’ll build a place where thousands of kids can be helped in the years to come.”
Champions Kids Camp Board Member Jerry Parks of Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land says, “I’ve known Bill since he was singing in the clubs…nearly 50 years. Bill and Kim have written songs for many artists, including Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Diamond Rio recorded their song In God We Still Trust. This camp is the culmination of everything Bill and Kim believe in. For the kids, it’s the experience of a lifetime. Bill’s life story is filled with personal triumph (and some failure), but Champions Kids Camp is his crowning achievement.”
Bill’s book, Saint Sinner Singer, is available on Amazon. Order your copy today!
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