DEAR PARENTS AND
Every summer I tell the young men at the Dixie Basketball Camp that I want to be inspired. I want to know what the world will be like for my new grandson and who will be the leaders of tomorrow. I want to see the kind of attitude, effort, and team spirit that inspires people to be their best. I want to experience enthusiasm for life and achievement at the highest level, and yes, I want everyone to be Fired Up, EVERYDAY!
Why? Because EVERYDAY is the Super Bowl!!!
What I see each summer in Summit, Mississippi are 500 aspiring young basketball players, who come to the Dixie Basketball Camp, that make their beds and clean their rooms every morning and take PRIDE in it. I see young boys develop a love for SWEAT and who display a SPIRIT and ENTHUSIASM that motivates their coaches and teammates. I see campers who say “Yes Sir and No Sir” and act like gentlemen in the cafeteria. I see future leaders who work hard every day, and love it, and when I ask them, ARE YOU FIRED UP?!? They respond, “YES SIR, FIRED UP SIR”!!
This is the Dixie Basketball Camp. Where coaches and campers are inspired, motivated, spirited, and team oriented. It is the oldest and largest basketball camp in the South. It is a throwback camp. No other camp in the South last a FULL week, and gives its campers the kind of instruction, teaching, motivation, and spirit that inspires us all, and lives on in us throughout the year. I received an email recently from a proud father telling me that his son had just graduated from officer training school in the United States Air Force, and that his years at Dixie was part of the reason he was able to get through such a rigorous program. I wasn’t surprised. He’s DIXIE TRAINED!
So for the 48th year, let me invite you to be a part of a very special and unique basketball camp experience. The World Famous Dixie Basketball Camp and Country Club – HEY, is like no other camp anywhere. But you must experience it for yourself to understand. It is truly a week you will never forget.
See you in July!
JOE DEAN, JR.
Camp Director (General II)