Cam Rising in Utah hosts the ‘Rising Stars’ football camp for all ages and all levels

HERRIMAN, Utah – University of Utah quarterback Cam Rising has been busy this season organizing his first-ever “Rising Stars” football camp at Herriman High School.

“I’ve been in Utah for a while; it’s really become my home,” Rising said. “Utes fans always come out and show so much support for us, so we give to the community and do everything we can.”

His football camp was for all athletes, grades K-12, and athletes with special needs got to be part of the fun with the “12th man” portion of the camp.

“I just wanted to make sure everyone has an opportunity,” Rising said. “Football is sometimes only for a select few, and if you can invite more people to be involved in football, it only broadens the horizons.”

Supported by GATS Entertainment, this football camp was more than just sports. There was also a semi truck that was loaded with food to contribute to the “For The Kids” Foundation, and a portion of the camp money raised will be given to Herriman High School.

Joining Rising at the camp were some of his football teammates from Utah, who said it was important for them to be there.

“I saw Cam was at camp and he was just talking to us in the locker room and he said, ‘Come have fun,’ so I came over,” Utah cornerback Tao Johnson said. “It’s a great opportunity to give back to those same kids who will be in the stands on Saturday.”

Running back Jaylon Glover added: “Anything for Cam. This is what you live for, you know, getting to the next level you want to give back because I remember when I was in these kids’ shoes.”

One of the special needs campers who was allowed to stay at Rising said the support was the best thing.

“Oh, this was so much fun,” he said. “Having all these people come and support you and help you be a part of what they do is honestly the best feeling in the world.”

Utah opens its 2024 football season with Rising on Thursday, August 29, at home against Southern Utah.