Archive for August, 2015

Golden’s first Michigan Humane Society Foster

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Golden’s ProCamps Outing

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
ytLE5beSJvn956sSAjuqJMuCaxDfz9mM9nxiGCBvOqA q-CYdWWZsUzCQNmF0dkbQD-KylOdpSN4ih8Jxiqy-Rs FhrX9Pv6yTTkxDaP3dKgcb-_M2_wu0_MWttFO5IkI54In July 2015, Golden hosted a football camp with over 200 kids in grades 1-8. The campers got to meet and work directly with Golden.  He had various stations specializing on the fundamental skills of football. It was a huge success and Golden’s looking forward to holding his next camp in his hometown of Nashville, TN!  Stay tuned on his website for more updates on his upcoming camp and how to sign up!
After the camp, he took 10 of the top preforming campers to Dicks Sporting Goods to pick out new gear!  Most of the campers chose to purchase Lions jerseys, and football gear for their upcoming season.  Shopping sprees were courtesy of Dicks Sporting Goods.

Golden Tate First Touchdown of the 2015 Season!

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Golden stays humble even through increased fame

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Rochester Hills — Golden Tate walked into Dick’s Sporting Goods on Thursday and was dumbfounded when he saw a wall of Lions jerseys.

There were plenty of Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford jerseys. And several Ndamukong Suh No. 90s, too, even though he’s off to Miami.

The only No. 15 — Tate’s number — was on a mannequin at the entrance.

But this wasn’t an oversight. Two store workers said the Rochester Hills location had simply sold out of his jersey, one of the many signs Tate has developed a strong following since signing a five-year, $31 million deal in 2014.

And on Thursday it showed as Tate hosted a youth camp attended by approximately 190 kids.

“That’s something I don’t get caught up thinking about,” Tate said of his increasing popularity. “I’m here to do a job, and I’m here to help bring this community together as much as I can. The way I see it, I’m more than just a football player.”

Before the shopping spree, Tate said he’d be fine with the children buying Johnson jerseys because he’s still with the Lions.

“Just no Suhs,” he said. “That’s a blast from the past.”

Tate, who spent his first four years with the Seahawks, has increased his receptions and yardage in each of his five seasons. He had career bests with the Lions last season with 99 receptions for 1,331 yards. He agreed his performance has made him more popular, but realizes more people will be watching now.

“I think there’s more pressure this year that I don’t come back and have a dud year,” he said.

Tate said he believes he can do better this season, but isn’t focused on meeting any benchmarks. Instead, his goals are team related — win the NFC North, win every game at Ford Field, and go deep in the playoffs.

“If we can do all those things, I would think that statistically I’ll be right on track,” he said.

Tate said conducting a camp like Thursday’s was important because he remembered having star athletes come to his practices or camps when he was young.

The event at Dick’s also was organized by ProCamps — a management and sports marketing company — and was just one more opportunity for him to create memories for some young players.

“Everyone in here who’s receiving a gift card deserves it,” he said. “They worked hard or they’re doing something right, and I think it’s important to show you can be rewarded when you work hard and when you are doing the right things.”