Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett isn’t feeling the pricey cost of one particular kids basketball camp.
Bennett is hosting his fourth-annual football camp in the city this weekend, and the camp is free to all participants, but he finds it a bit absurd that Curry’s camp is pricey.
Over Fourth of July weekend, Curry hosted a basketball camp on the island that cost $2,000 for day campers and $2,250 for those wanting to stay overnight.
Bennett tells KHON-TV:
I see a lot of different athletes come through Hawaii whether it’s Steph Curry or whoever it is. They all come here and it makes me mad, because I live in this community and I understand this community — that there’s so many kids who can’t afford to pay such a high amount of money. In my mind it’s like, how much money do you need before you start giving back for free? And I think a lot of athletes should start focusing on that.
If you do have a camp and you charge money for it, you need to make sure that money that you take from this community, you give back to the kids that are paying for the camp. These are the kids that live here. When you leave Hawaii and you go back to wherever you’re at, or you come here and you go back from this vacation you leave with a piece of paradise, but these people still live here every day.
Curry’s camp has yet to comment. Should more athletes provide free camps for budding student athletes? [Yahoo Sports]