Sam Fuld, known to many as "Super Sam", is a former MLB outfielder who played in The Show for over eight seasons. He was also a two-time All-American center fielder for Stanford, a two-time member of Team USA (2001-2002), and still holds many PAC-10 (now PAC-12) collegiate hitting records. He is now using his economics degree to advance hitting performance as the Player Information Coordinator for the Philadelphia Philles.
Sam was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10. Despite the thousands of insulin shots during his childhood, he never let T1D define him or stop him from achieving his goal of playing professional baseball. At Sam Fuld’s T1D Sports Camp, the message is simple. Kids living with Type 1 should never have to sit on the sidelines. Even with T1D, we believe every kid can achieve their dreams in sports and in life.
Sam Fuld’s T1D Sports Camp allows young athletes with T1D, ages 8 through 17, along with siblings or friends, to experience the joy and benefits of sports and physical activity in a safe environment, coached by successful athletes who “know T1D.” Sports are taught by current and former professional and collegiate athletes, all of who have T1D, are a T1D parent, or have coached a T1Der.
For T1Ders, there’s no experience like being around so many people just like them, having a blast playing their favorite sport. While being challenged to rise to their athletic potential, campers hear coaches’ own diagnosis stories, discuss how they manage their diabetes while playing and witness them check their blood sugars and adjust their insulin, making this camp uniquely special for T1D athletes.