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Garth Brooks gives back to children in the Knoxville community

Garth Brooks is not only sharing his love of music on his World Tour, he is also finding ways to give back to the community on each stop.
Garth Brooks is not only sharing his love of music on his World Tour, he is also finding ways to give back to the community on each stop.

(WBIR-Knoxville) Garth Brooks is not only sharing his love of music on his World Tour, he is also finding ways to give back to the community on each stop.

The Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation and ProCamps have a 10-year history of impacting kids across the nation.

"It's the greatest part of touring," Brooks said. "To mix this with the tour? It's the most important stop of the day and I haven't missed one. I'm not going to."

The tradition continued in Knoxville on Saturday.

"We found a way that 100 percent of the money goes to kids," Brooks said. "We work on a real small skeleton crew and mostly all volunteers. Everyone you see out here are all volunteers."

Brooks teamed up with Former Vol and Baltimore Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox to work with 100 kids from the Haslam Family Boys and Girls Club.

"I was conveyed to by my parents that when you get in a position that people look up to you, it's your responsibility to go out and be an example for other people. That's what I try to do every time I get a chance," Cox said.

The day consisted of football drills, life lessons and fun.

"Love the game, love your opponents and love your teammates," Brooks said to the kids.

Everlasting memories that more than 100 kids will remember forever.

"To get out there, to be an example for them, to energize them, and to just spend time with them. It's important to show them where you can go when you put hard work towards it," Cox said.

Brooks believes it's important for musicians and athletes to give back to the kids, because they hold the key to the future.

"Who do you give back to? The guys that you were- for him, probably 20 years ago," Brooks pointed at Cox laughing. "For me, probably 50 years ago."