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SINCE 1960, UNDER THE REIGN OF ASU’S LEGENDARY FRANK KUSH, THE SUN DEVIL FOOTBALL TEAM HAS

MADE AN ANNUAL JOURNEY NEARLY 100 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE LOCKER ROOM TO CAMP TONTOZONA,

A CAMPING AND RECREATIONAL AREA NEAR PAYSON, ARIZ., OWNED BY ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY.

From the year 1960 to 2008,

each and every football team had the

opportunity to make the trip for annual

football camp. Camp T, as it is known,

serves a much higher purpose for the

football team than escaping the heat

of central Arizona, it allows the players,

coaches, and staff to bond with one

another, and eat, sleep, and breathe

football. Kush began the camp with the

entire team climbing a mountain and

singing the fight song at the summit. Kush’s ultimate vision was that the

camp would allow the players to create an unbreakable “togetherness”.

In 2012, under the direction of Coach Graham and the Sun

Devil Athletics Administration, ASU made the “Return to Camp T”

campaign successful that resulted

in ASU’s first trip to the property

in the Tonto National Forest since

2008. The White Mountain Alumni

Chapter Board, volunteers and

sponsors took the lead and helped

to make the return a reality with

a matching donation program. This

will mark the fourth straight trip to

the legendary property under Coach

Graham’s leadership.

“I’ve stated many times that I love the traditions of college

football,” coach Todd Graham said in a statement. “Camp

Tontozona for ASU is one of those iconic traditions. I want to take

my teams to Camp T because that is where the tradition and the

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