. HERE IN THE CHICAGO AREA, THERE ARE DOZENS OF HOCKEY CAMPS FOR KIDS TO CHOOSE FROM. THERE IS ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE. A CAM DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR FAITH ON AND OFF THE ICE. IT’S CALLED SPIRIT HOCKEY CAMP AND IT’S POSITIVELY CHICAGO. Reporter: SPIRIT HOCKEY CAMP THIS WEEK, 110 KIDS YOUNG AND OLDER USED POWER AND GRIT ON THE ICE. BATTLE. HORDE, HEAR OUR PRAYER. THE POWER OF PRAYER BOTH ON AND OFF OF IT. AND OF THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. IT’S CONCEPTION THAT BEGAN 30 YEARS AGO WITH THE CHICAGO BUSINESSMAN AND THEN BILL GARDNER. THEY TALKED ABOUT HAVING A SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHING THEM ABOUT HOCKEY AND VALUE VIRTUES. THERE WERE PLENTY OF DRY TIMES IN CHICAGO FOR HOCKEY. Reporter: THE CAMP LASTED FOR SIX YEARS INITIALLY AND RECENTLY, GOMEZ’S SON RICHARD — . JESUS CHRIST BECAME A MAN TO SHOW US — AND CHRISTOPHER. TOLD THEIR DAD THEY WANTED TO REVIVE SPIRIT HOCKEY AND GOT A HUGE ASSIST FROM SPRINGFIELD BISHOP TOM. THE WHOLLY GOALIE WHO SERVED IN MULTIPLE ROLES THIS WEEK OFF OF THE ICE AND ON IT. IMAGINE THIS IS A GOOD TIME FOR YOU. YEAH. AND REALLY PUT TOGETHER THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN MY LIFE. FAITH AND SPORTS. WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS WEEK AT SPIRIT HOCKEY CAMP GIVES THE KIDS? THIS MORNING, WE TALKED ABOUT FAILURE AND FORTITUDE. THAT IS TRUE ON THE ICE AND IT’S TRUE IN LIFE. YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH FAILURE AND FORTITUDE AS ONE OF THE RESPONSES TO THAT. Reporter: FOR 11-YEAR-OLD WARRENVILLE GOALIE BENJAMIN PHELPS, THIS IS NOT YOUR USUAL HOCKEY CAMP. I FEEL LIKE HOME. Reporter: HIS MOTHER MARCIA BELIEVES THERE IS ADDED MEANING. HER HUSBAND, BENJAMIN’S FATHER CHRIS, DIED LAST YEAR. HOCKEY WAS THERE THING. UNFORTUNATELY, REALLY SAD. BUT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEM AND GROW UNDER STRENGTH. WE’RE NOT COMING HERE TO A BIG NAME PLAYER BUT COMING HERE AND THAT IS JESUS. HOWEVER YOU REACH HIM, THAT IS GREAT WITH US. YOU WILL FIND HIM HERE SOMEHOW SOME WAY. THERE IS A FEE FOR THE WEEKLY CAMP TO PAY. THIS YEAR, THEY DIDN’T TURN ANYONE AWAY WHO COULDN’T PAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO OUR WEBSITE, CBSCHICAGO.COM. I HAVE TO GIVE REAL KUDOS TO THE GOMEZ FAMILY. DAVE HAS SIX KIDS. THEY WERE INVOLVED AND I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR YEARS. WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING HOCKEY SINCE I WAS A WEEKEND ANCHOR. RIGHT. AND HE WAS A PRIEST IN THE CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE. IT WAS FREIGHT TO SEE HIM AGAIN. I KNOW HOW MUCH IT MEANT ERROR HE PARTICIPATED.

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