Dominate the Day hosts 2nd Annual Football Camp at Hopkins
Despite the sweltering temperatures Saturday, July 20, nearly 100 young New-Haven area athletes participated in the Dominate the Day Foundation's second annual football camp hosted at Hopkins School.
The Foundation was co-founded in memory of Jordan Sebastian '11 by Sebastian’s mother, Elizabeth Johnston, and Sebastian's cousin, Hopkins Athletics Department Associate Dante Brito, Jr. Dominate the Day is dedicated to continuing Jordan’s legacy by helping young people “become the absolute best version of themselves through academics, athletics, mentorship and volunteer opportunities." The one-day camp is free for all middle school aged students who attend.
In a recent interview with WTNH, Liz said, "It’s a beautiful way to honor Jordan because there’s nothing he would rather have been doing than hosting his own football camp, nothing.” Jordan died of cancer in 2017. Johnston said she chooses to focus on his life while continuing his legacy.
Hopkins Varsity Football Coach Tim Phipps, who volunteered at the event along with several other Hopkins coaches, said the young athletes learned new techniques, practiced multiple drills, and competed in scrimmages.
Head of School Kai Bynum said that it's an honor for Hopkins School to host the camp. "It's a special day because it brings together young people from all over New Haven and neighboring towns, and it celebrates the life of Jordan Sebastian."