Three donate to football camp

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mark Kitchen, from left, hands a check to Greg Scott, chief executive officer of Cover 3 Football, while Tom Fretts and Todd Schools look on. The three donated the money in honor of their friend Todd Cutchins, who was killed in a motorcycle accident last year. -- Mitzi Lusk | Tidewater News

FRANKLIN—Three men have donated $390 to a youth football camp in honor of their friend Todd Cutchins, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Nov. 14 on Story Station Road.

Mark Kitchen of Hunterdale, Tom Fretts of Courtland and Todd Schools of Capron gave the money to Cover 3 Football.

“Football was one of his passions,” Kitchen said. “Anywhere there was a football game, he was there.”

The money will be used for a free Cover 3 football camp in Franklin at Hayden Field over spring break from April 10-12. Cover 3 Chief Executive Officer and retired NFL defensive end Greg Scott said the camp will include a cheerleading component.

Cover 3 is a non-profit that teaches football fundamentals through youth camps. Cover 3 also provides meals to 5,000 youth a day in Franklin, Sussex County and Portsmouth.

Scott said the donation is enough to send two kids to a football camp.

“We are grateful for the scholarship,” Scott said.

The friends hope to donate annually in honor of Cutchins, who coached youth sports at the James L. Camp Jr. YMCA and played football for Franklin High School.

“He enjoyed coaching and being around kids,” Schools said. “He would be proud to be associated with this.”

The friends hope to add more donations to the program in following years.