First Shot History

First Shot was founded in 2003 when Coach Andy Herzer felt the call to give back to underserved children in the community. The first summer camp was run in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Rutherford County, and in 2006 it became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

The program has grown and touched the hearts of children and underserved youth in Rutherford County ever since. Today, First Shot camps and programs teach kids both sports and life skills and help them grow their relationship with Christ.

As a youth basketball player in Garrett, Indiana, Andy was given the opportunity to succeed by a local sports editor and his wife who helped him go to a prestigious basketball summer camp. This was a turning point in his life and helped him go on to a successful career as a player and coach.

Because of his experience, he has a passion for helping children realize their potential and teaching them they can take what they learn on the court and be successful in their lives.