NFL Foundation Awards $750,000 in Grants for Youth Football Camps

The National Football League Foundation (NFL Foundation) kicked off its summer by granting $750,000 to 252 football camps through its Youth Football Camp Program. The camps are hosted by current and former NFL players and coaches for children across the country.

To qualify for a grant, the football camp must be a free, non-contact camp for children ages 5-18 with a focus on teaching proper technique and sportsmanship. All camp coaches must complete Coach Smart, an online education course with instruction on injury prevention, concussion awareness, and heat and hydration tips.

Among the recipients, 72 current and former NFL players and coaches are working with USA Football to host FUNdamentals camps this summer. All drills run at FUNdamentals camps are based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model, which ensures that participants receive training appropriate for their age. The USA Football FUNdamentals program is an official program of NFL PLAY 60 – the NFL’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes every day.

“The NFL Foundation is proud to support hundreds of current and former NFL players and coaches who are making an impact in their communities by hosting youth football camps,” said CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, NFL Foundation chair and executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys. “These camps provide children with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football in a positive and enjoyable environment that encourages physical activity.”

In addition to providing children a chance to have fun and develop new skills, some camps supported by NFL Foundation grants offer unique opportunities for the campers: Former coach DARON ROBERTS is providing a six-day intensive camp where athletes will receive football training and SAT/ACT tutoring from business leaders and college admissions staff; former player ERIC DICKERSON is basing his two-day camp around teaching the fundamentals of team building through sport; ROY MILLER (JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS) will host a camp near the Fort Hood military base in Texas for more than 400 children; and former player MARCUS STROUD has invited medical specialists to his Sacking Obesity camp to promote overall health and fitness.

The full list of players and coaches receiving grants this year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Player/Coach Name

Camp Location

Camp Date

Current NFL Players/Free Agents

 

 

Mike Adams

Dallas, TX

Jun 21-22

Danario Alexander

Marlin, TX

June 14

Lorenzo Alexander

Oakland, CA

June 14-15

Will Allen

Columbus, OH

April 12

Cliff Avril

Green Cove Springs, FL

June 28

Ryan Baker

Indianapolis, IN

June 27

Eric Berry

Fairburn, GA

July 19

Da'Quan Bowers

Bamberg, SC

June 20

Jasper Brinkley

Thomson, GA

June 7

Charles Brown

Pomona, CA

May 3

Tarell Brown

Mesquite, TX

June 28

Rafael Bush

Williston, SC

May 17

Reggie Bush

La Mesa, CA

June 28-29

Jermon Bushrod

King George, VA

June 14

Gosder Cherilus

Somerville, MA

July 10-11

Jim Cordle

Lancaster, OH

July 11

Mason Crosby

Georgetown, TX

July 12

Marcell Dareus

Birmingham, AL

June 7

Cody Davis

Stephenville, TX

June 28

Thomas Davis

Charlotte, NC

May 17

Marcus Easley

Trumbull, CT

June 7

Matthew Elam

West Palm Beach, FL

June 6

Larry English

San Diego, CA

June 14

Jahri Evans

Philadelphia, PA

May 17

Larry Fitzgerald

Richfield, MN

June 23-24

Drayton Florence

Ocala, FL

July 12

AJ Green

Summerville, SC

June 21

Greg Hardy

Millington, TN

July 12

Dwayne Harris

Greenville, NC

June 7

Leroy Harris

Raleigh, NC

June 28-29

Chris Harris Jr.

Plano, TX

July 12

Mario Harvey

Forsyth, GA

June 21

Santonio Holmes

Belle Glade, FL

July 12

Phillip Hunt

Fort Worth, TX

July 5

Corvey Irvin

Augusta, GA

May 31

Kareem Jackson

Macon, GA

June 14

Vincent Jackson

Tampa, FL

June 23

Malcolm Jenkins

Piscataway, NJ

June 27-28

Rashad Johnson

Sulligent, AL

Jun 13-14

Greg Jones

Beaufort, SC

July 11

Jacoby Jones

New Orleans, LA

May 31

James Jones

San Jose, CA

June 21

Felix Jones II

Tulsa, OK

June 28

Johnathan Joseph

Rock Hill, SC

June 7

Vonta Leach

Lumberton, NC

June 28

Jim Leonhard

Tony, WI

July 13

Marcedes Lewis

Jacksonville, FL

June 7

Charly Martin

Farmington, NM

June 17-18

Derrick Martin

Denver, CO

June 7

Colin McCarthy

Brentwood, TN

May 10

Brandon McKinney

Trotwood, OH

June 21

Roy Miller

Killeen, TX

July 11-12

Chase Minnifield

Lexington, KY

June 23-25

Corey Peters

Louisville, KY

July 12

Tyler Polumbus

Ashburn, VA

May 31

Paul Posluszny

Orange Park, FL

July 12

Darrelle Revis

Cincinnati, OH

June 20

Kendall Reyes

San Ysidro, CA

June 30

Matt Ryan

Roswell, GA

June 13

Ricky Sapp

Bamberg, SC

June 18

Jonathan Scott

Dallas, TX

July 17-18

Da'Norris Searcy

Clarkston, GA

June 28

Coty Sensabaugh

Kingsport, TN

June 14

Ernie Sims

Tallahassee,  FL

July 11

Josh Sitton

Pensacola, FL

June 25

Bradley Smith

Youngstown, OH

June 21

Geno Smith

Miramar, FL

July 5

Steve Smith

Fort Belvoir, VA

April 3

Wade Smith

Dallas, TX

April 26

Jonathan Stewart

Olympia, WA

July 2-3

Devon Still

Wilmington, DE

July 19

Stephen Tulloch

Miami, FL

July 12

Robert Turbin

Fremont, CA

June 28-29

Fernando Velasco

Louisville, KY

May 17

Wes Welker

Oklahoma City, OK

April 5

Corey White

Clarkston, GA

June 27

Muhammad Wilkerson

Linden, NJ

June 21

Patrick Willis

Bruceton, TN

June 14-15

George Wilson

Paducah, KY

June 14

Jason Witten

Elizabethton, TN

June 28

FUNdamentals

 

 

Mike Adams

Wayne, NJ

June 21

Earl Bennett

Birmingham, AL

July 12

Justin Blalock

Stone Mountain, GA

June 5

Navorro Bowman

District Heights, MD

June 14

Ahmad Brooks

Woodbridge, VA

June 21

Mario Butler

Jacksonville, FL

June 21

Fletcher Cox

Yazoo City, MS

June 14

Vinny Curry

Neptune, NJ

June 28

Brandon Deaderick

Elizabethtown, KY

June 21

Dannell Ellerbe

Rockingham, NC

July 12

Kevin Elliott

Orlando, FL

July 12

Andre Fluellen

Cartersville, GA

June 14

Chandler Harnish

Ossian, IN

June 23-25

Devin Hester

Riviera Beach, FL

March 15

Davon House

Las Cruces, NM

April 12

Chris Houston

Austin, TX

June 21

Fred Jackson

Orchard Park, NY

June 14

Greg Jennings

Kalamazoo Township, MI

June 14

Davin Joseph

Hallandale Beach, FL

July 12

Corey Liuget

Miami, FL

June 28

Leodis McKelvin

Waycross, GA

June 21

Rodney McLeod

Hyattsville, MD

June 28

Captain Munnerlyn

Mobile, AL

July 19

Stephen Nicholas

Jacksonville, FL

July 12

Niles Paul

Omaha, NE

July 2

Jeris Pendleton

Danville, IL

June 21

DeVier Posey

Cincinnati, OH

June 21

Glover Quinn

Summit, MS

May 10

Marcel Reece

Hesperia, CA

June 14

Eddie Royal

Chantilly, VA

July 12

George Selvie

Pensacola, FL

June 14

CJ Spiller

Lake Butler, FL

June 27

Darrell Stuckey

Lawrence, KS

July 12

Demaryius Thomas

Dexter, GA

July 19

Pierre Thomas

Lansing, IL

June 20

Cassius Vaughn

Memphis, TN

June 21

Wesley Woodyard

LaGrange, GA

June 14

Former   NFL Players

 

 

Joe Andruzzi

Kingston, RI

July 24

Chris Barber

Orlando, FL

July 19-20

Darian Barnes

Detroit, MI

August 30-31

Tra Battle

Tijuana, Mexico

May 24

Greg Bell

San Bernardino, CA

June 22-25

Harold Blackmon

Burbank, IL

June 7

Joe Bock

East Rochester, NY

July 28-30

Charles Bowser

Plymouth, NC

June 25-28

Greg Briggs

Westlake, TX

June 28

Peter Brock

Boston, MA

May 24

Charlie Brown

Kingstree, SC

June 5-6

Larry Brown

Grapevine, TX

June 9

Ruben Brown

Lynchburg, VA

July 21-24

Isaac Bruce

St. Louis, MO

June 21

Scott Case

Grand Prairie, TX

May 31

Jeremiah Castille

Cullman, AL

May 30-31

Chris Chambers

Bedford, OH

June 27-28

Gary Clark

Frederick, MD

May 31

David Clowney

Delray Beach, FL

May 17

Sherman Cocroft

Aptos, CA

May 17

Terrance Copper

Washington, NC

June 20-21

Channing Crowder

Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 17

Buddy Curry

Atlanta, GA

June 16-19

Donovin Darius

Jacksonville, FL

September 20

Jason David

Covina, CA

June 28

Keith Davis

Bedford, TX

June 21

Eric Dickerson

Camp Pendleton, CA

July 10-11

Santana Dotson

Houston, TX

April 26

Ed Ellis

Nashua, NH

July 12

Atiyyah Ellison

Boonville, MO

July 19-20

Demetric Evans

Haynesville, LA

June 5

Thomas Everett

Everman, TX

June 7

Doug Gabriel

Orlando, FL

June 21

Richard Glover

Jersey City, NJ

July 7-11

Chris Godfrey

South Bend, IN

July 25

James Green

Bryan, TX

July 9-10

Damian Gregory

Lansing, MI

July 19-20

Steve Grogan

Brockton, MA

May 3

Alvin Harper

Hurst, TX

June 22

Tony Hill

Frisco, TX

July 19

Clayton Holmes

Fort Worth, TX

April 26

Darryl Holmes

Warner Robins, GA

June 2-4

David Howard

Denton, TX

June 21

Roland James

Providence, RI

June 21

Ilia Jarostchuk

Durham, NH

May 24

Darcy Johnson

Winter Park, FL

July 12

Ron Johnson

Monterey, CA

June 23-27

Rondell Jones

Raleigh, NC

July 25-26

Tebucky Jones

New Britain, CT

July 19-20

Joe King

Fort Worth, TX

July 12

Kenny King

Gilbert, AZ

May 12-16

Steve King

Worcester, MA

May 31

Kwamie Lassiter

Glendale, AZ

October 18

Jeremy Lincoln

Toledo, OH

June 27-28

Ronnie Lippett

York, ME

July 19

Cecil Martin

Cross Plains, WI

June 18-19

Kelvin Martin

Crowley, TX

June 14

Anthony McCoy

Groveland, FL

July 16-17

Shaun McDonald

Phoenix, AZ

May 31

Reggie McKenzie

Highland Park, MI

June 17-19

Ray Mickens

El Paso, TX

May 17

Hannibal Navies

Foxboro, MA

July 8-9

Steve Nelson

Fitchburg, MA

June 5

Patrick Pass

Springfield, MA

June 20

Robert Perryman

Lawrence, MA

June 28

Mike Peterson

Alachua, FL

June 21

Bruce Plummer

Bogalusa, LA

June 19

Joshua Rawlings

Tampa, FL

June 16-19

Ed Reynolds

Winston Salem, NC

July 7-9

Ron Rice

Detroit, MI

July 9-10

Derreck Robinson

Minneapolis, MN

July 10-12

Robert Royal

New Orleans, LA

July 5

Raymond Saleaumua

Kansas City, MO

May 31

Steve Sanders

Cleveland, OH

May 17

Ben Sankey

Tijuana, Mexico

August 12

Harold Shaw

Concord, NH

May 10

Ron Simpkins

Detroit, MI

July 7-August 7

Marcus Stroud

Athens, GA

July 12

John Swain

Minneapolis, MN

July 21

Sam Sword

Palm Coast, FL

June 14

Lawrence Taylor

Hackensack, NJ

July 19

Andre Tippett

Warner Robins, GA

June 22

Steven Warren

Springfield, MO

July 18-19

Tim Watson

Atlanta, GA

June 28

Fred Weary

Pearland, TX

June 14

Dean Wells

Louisville, KY

July 10

Jermaine Wiggins

Beverly, MA

May 17

Charlie Williams

Arlington, TX

June 15

Jon Williams

Lowell, MA

July 11

Kevin Williams

Hurst, TX

June 11

Marcus Wilson

El Segundo, CA

March 3

Luis Zendejas

Chino, CA

June 21

FUNdamentals

 

 

Tony Beckham

Coral Springs, FL

April 19

Jimmie Bell

Beloit, OH

August 2

Desmond Clark

New Lenox, IL

June 26

Tony Collins

Penn Yan, NY

July 20

Danny Copeland

Rockledge, FL

July 19

Corey Croom

Port Clinton, OH

June 7

Thom Darden

Sandusky, OH

June 7

Eric Downing

Jonesboro, GA

June 28

Curtis Enis

Bradford, OH

June 14

Major Everett

Durant, MS

May 31

Judson Flint

Farrell, PA

June 7

Brent Fullwood

Kissimmee, FL

June 20-21

Winfield Garnett

Columbus, OH

July 14

Anthony Griggs

Carrollton, OH

August 1

Tyjuan Hagler

Kankakee, IL

June 7

Arlen Harris

St. Peters, MO

July 14

Joshua Harris

Grove City, OH

August 16

Kareem Huggins

Irvington, NJ

July 19

Marlin Jackson

Sharon, PA

June 14-15

Joe Johnson

Smyrna, GA

June 14

Frank Murphy

Jacksonville, FL

July 19

Evan Oglesby

Toccoa, GA

May 17

Marcel Shipp

Paterson, NJ

July 12

Jesse Solomon

Madison, FL

May 17

Takeo Spikes

Sandersville, GA

June 21

Marques Sullivan

Orland Hills, IL

June 29

Darius Turner

Stockton, CA

June 6-7

Chuck Wiley

Baton Rouge, LA

June 21

Matt Wilhelm

Sandusky, OH

May 18

Elijah Williams

Orlando, FL

April 23-25

Jay Williams

Winston-Salem NC

July 10-11

Barron Wortham

Fort Worth, TX

May 31-June 1

Current   NFL Coaches

 

 

Jason Garrett

Princeton, NJ

June 7

Travis Jones

Macon, GA

June 27-28

Freddie Kitchens

Attalla, AL

June 28

Jim O'Neil

Doylestown, PA

June 8

Aubrey Pleasant

Washington, D.C.

June 14

Brian Young

El Paso, TX

July 11-12

Former   NFL Coaches

Joshua Rawlings

Tampa, FL

June 16-19

Daron Roberts

Mount Pleasant, TX

July 6-12

FUNdamentals

 

 

Roy Anderson

Tallahassee, FL

June 21

Richard Howell

Bladenboro, NC

June 28

Mike Tomlin

Newport News, VA

July 12

 

About the NFL Foundation

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