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Free Youth Football Camp to Benefit Local Disadvantaged Youth - Hydration & Heat Safety Made a Priority
Published on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 (6 p.m.)Thursday June 13th, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV – Special youth athletic camps are great for youth athletes looking to get their first experience at a sport or expand their knowledge and skills at a particular sport. Unfortunately many of these types of camps are expensive, sometimes costing hundreds of dollars, thus leaving many of the valley’s youth on the sidelines without the chance to experience the benefits of such camps. Luckily two great organizations have come together to make it a reality for those youth.
The LVSportz Foundation has partnered with the Day of Champions again this year to provide a free football camp for disadvantaged youth ages 7-14 years old that will take place at Clark High School on Monday June 17th and Tuesday June 18th from 7:30am to 12:00pm. Response to the camp has been overwhelming as the camp has received over 250 registrations (most of those come in the first week it was announce back in May).
Each participant will be taught and supervised by DAY OF CHAMPIONS football staff which consists of some of the top Division I-II-III & NAIA collegiate coaches in the country, along with past Oklahoma University football players, and past & current NFL players. Players from experienced athletes to youth just learning the game will enhance their skills & learn basic fundamentals geared to their age and skill level. The camp will also feature Special Guest speakers.
The camp experience is beyond just athletic skill enhancement, it provides one-on-one mentoring and coaching in athletics, health, fitness, life choices and the four principles of leadership: DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, TRUST & HARDWORK. Character, responsibility, goal-setting, dedication, hard work & integrity are themes throughout the camp and serve to motivate each camp member to reach their full potential on and off the field.
Children attending the camp will receive a Free Camp T-shirt, Free Breakfast (fruit cup), Free Lunch (sandwich & chips), Water, Free Electrolyte Replacement Drinks provided by SPORTS BLAST and a Free Shaved Ice by KONA ICE LAS VEGAS. Also on site will be Sam’s Club Store #6382 (Spring Mtn.). Sam’s Club will be providing some of the snacks & water and will be giving families a voucher for a discounted Sam’s Club memberships.
The LVSportz Foundation has partnered with the camp this year as part of their Positive And Safe Sports Program (aka PASS) and will talk to the kids and parents about sports safety issue such as Hydration, Heat Illness, Concussions and more… They will also be handing out important information on sports safety to parents and athletes. Including containing vital information on preventing overuse injuries, heat illness, concussions and other info specifically geared towards youth football participation.
Brian Bartolome, Executive Director of the LVSportz Foundation said “The DAY OF CHAMPIONS FOOTBALL CAMP and the LVSportz Foundation are devoted to helping young people believe in themselves and live a healthy and safe active lifestyle. We are committed to helping ensure their access to a structured, positive and safe experience.”
Media Alert: At the conclusion of the last day of camp there will be a chance for media to take pictures and/or video of the entire group including coaches, participants, staff, sponsors, local mascots and more. Camp is open for live and/or pre-recorded coverage as the camp is taking place.
About the LVSportz Foundation
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About the DAY OF CHAMPIONS FOOTBALL CAMP
The experience is beyond just athletic skill enhancement, the camp provides one-on-one mentoring and coaching in athletics, health, fitness, life choices and the four principles of leadership: DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, TRUST & HARD WORK. Character, responsibility, goal-setting, dedication, hard work & integrity are themes throughout the camp and serve to motivate each camp member to reach their full potential on and off the field.