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Football Player Gary Brackett Gives Us Life Lessons

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Oct 14, 2015


Every August for the past 14 years, Jan Fisher and I have participated as the poker instructors and poker tournament directors for Mickey’s Camp (see for more information) in Indianapolis, Indiana. This fundraising event has raised more than $3 million for Indiana charities. It’s a special five days each year that we really forward to since we get to spend time in the beautiful Bradford Woods. When we aren’t teaching poker, we get to be “campers” and participate in classes like gourmet cooking, kayaking, self-defense, flyfishing, crossfit, culinary knife skills, dealing with conflict, batting cage, billiards, boxing, rifle/pistol, pickleball, nature hikes, and so on. My two favorite courses this year were Krav Maga, a course in which Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Amos taught us how to defend ourselves and protect our loved ones and Football with Gary Brackett. Brackett played in the NFL for nine years with the Indianapolis Colts. ...

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