The last name Mitchell and Mount Si Football go hand-in-hand, as well as share a rich history.
All four Mitchell boys graduate Mount Si High School moved onto college football careers – Taylor at Humboldt State, Josh and Nick at Oregon State and Caleb will play for the University of Montana next fall. Nick was even just hired as the Mount Si Offensive Line Coach.
Taylor, the eldest Mitchell who is now a linebacker coach at Harding University, said one of the difficulties he found as a student athlete was juggling academics and athletics while working multiple jobs on and off campus to support himself through school.
So to try to make it a little bit easier for someone else, Taylor and his fellow student-athlete brothers decided to establish a scholarship for a Mount Si college bound athlete. Taylor said even if the scholarship is just $500 and only covers books, it could have a huge impact on a student-athlete’s college life.
So how you ask will the Mitchell brothers fund their new scholarship? Answer – a football camp… one for kids with experience and even no experience at all.
All of the Mitchell brothers will be on hand for the Friday, June 24th non-padded day camps that will focus on the fundamentals of football. The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades K-8 who want to learn more about the game – no experience is necessary either.
The camp, held at Mount Si Wildcat Stadium, costs $35 with 100% of the proceeds going toward the newly established scholarship. Attendees will also receive a t-shirt and wrist band.
Taylor said he and his brothers will run the camps, but plenty of other Mount Si alumni and other former Division I and II players will be helping out – and are prepared to offer “some of the best coaching and role models” for Snoqualmie Valley youth.
For more information or to register, visit www.mitchellbrotherscamp.com