NFL Foundation Kicks Off Summer with nearly $700,000 in Grants to Youth Football Camps

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The National Football League Foundation (NFL Foundation) is kicking off summer by supporting 221 football camps through its Youth Football Camp Grant Program. Nearly $700,000 has been awarded to support current and former NFL players and coaches hosting camps for children across the country.

These are free, non-contact football camps for children ages 5-18 that focus on teaching proper technique and sportsmanship. All camp coaches must complete an online education course with instruction on injury prevention, including heat and hydration.

Among the recipients, nearly 70 current and former NFL players and coaches are working with USA Football to host FUNdamentals camps this summer. The players and coaches applied for FUNdamentals camp grants which allow them to organize camps with the support of USA Football. 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 pleased to support the hundreds of current and former NFL players and coaches who are taking time out of their schedules to host youth football camps,” said CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON, NFL Foundation chairman and executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys. “The camps offer children a way to learn the basics of football in a safe and fun environment while encouraging them to be active.”

In addition to providing children with a chance to have fun and learn new skills, some camps supported by grants from the NFL Foundation offer unique services and opportunities to the campers: JERRAURD POWERS (ARIZONA CARDINALS) has arranged for campers to receive free eye exams; MALCOLM JENKINS (NEW ORLEANS SAINTS) is organizing information sessions on youth sports safety for parents and guardians of participating campers; former player DONOVIN DARIUS invited fathers and their children to participate in the camp to allow them to create memories in a fun, active way; and TYLER POLUMBUS (WASHINGTON REDSKINS) hosted a camp for children with special needs that was tailored to allow every camper to participate in the drills.

The full list of players and coaches receiving grants this year is below. 

Player/Coach Name

Camp Location

Camp Date

Current NFL Players/Free Agents

 

 

Anthony McCoy

Groveland, FL

July 17-18

Austin Pettis

Orange, CA

Camp occurred

Billy Bajema

Bethany, OK

Camp occurred

Bradley Smith

Youngstown, OH

Camp occurred

Brandon Underwood

Hamilton, OH

July 8-9

Charly Martin

Farmington, MN

July 8-9

Cliff Avril

Green Coves Spring, FL

June 29

Colin McCarthy

Brentwood, TN

July 13

Coty Sensabaugh

Kingsport, TN

Camp occurred

Danario Alexander

Marlin, TX

Camp occurred

Darelle Revis

Aliquippa, PA

Camp occurred

Darrell Scott

Columbia, SC

June 28

David Clowney

Delray Beach, FL

Camp occurred

Delano Howell

Santa Clarita, CA

June 29

Demetric Evans

Haynesville, LA

July 3

Devon Still

Wilmington, DE

July 20

Drayton Florence

Ocala, FL

July 13

Dwan Edwards

Billings, MT

June 29

Dwayne Harris

Greenville, NC

Camp occurred

Edgar Jones

Rayvilla, LA

Camp occurred

Ernie Sims

Tallahassee, FL

July 13

Everette Brown

Wilson, NC

June 29

George Wilson

Paducah, KY

Camp occurred

Gosder Cherilus

Somerville, MA

July 11-12

Greg Jennings

Kalamazoo, MI

Camp occurred

Greg Jones

Beaufort, SC

Camp occurred

Jacoby Jones

New Orleans, LA

Camp occurred

James Jones

San Jose, CA

Camp occurred

Jason Witten

Elizabeth, TN

Camp occurred

Jerraud Powers

Decatur, AL

Camp occurred

Jim Cordle

Lancaster, OH

Camp occurred

Jim Leonhard

Tony, WI

July 14

Joique Bell

Benton Harbor, MI

Camp occurred

Jonathon Joseph

Rock Hill, TX

Camp occurred

Jonathon Scott

Dallas, TX

July 18-19

Jonathon Stewart

Olympia, WA

July 2-3

Kedric Golston

Centreville, VA

Camp occurred

Keyaron Fox

College Park, GA

June 29

LaMarr Woodley

Saginaw, MI

Camp occurred

Larry English

San Diego, CA

Camp occurred

Lorenzo Alexander

Oakland, CA

Camp occurred

Louis Murphy

St. Petersburg, FL

July 13

Malcolm Jenkins

Piscataway, NJ

Camp occurred

Marcel Reece

Hesperia, CA

Camp occurred

Marcell Dareus

Birmingham, AL

Camp occurred

Marcus Easley

Stratford, CT

June 29

Marcus Gilchrist

High Point, NC

Camp occurred

Matt Ryan

Roswell, GA

Camp occurred

Maurice Jones-Drew

Jacksonville, FL

Camp occurred

Michael Robinson

Richmond, VA

Camp occurred

Mike Adams

Cedar Hill, TX

Camp occurred

Mike Peterson

Alachua, FL

June 29

Ndamukong Suh

Madison Heights, MI

July 25

Nick Eason

Lyons, GA

Camp occurred

Patrick Willis

Palo Alto, CA

Camp occurred

Phil Loadholt

Fountain, CO

June 27-28

Rashad Jennings

Lynchburg, VA

Camp occurred

Rashad Johnson

Sulligent, AL

Camp occurred

Reggie Bush

La Mesa, CA

Camp occurred

Ricky Sapp

Bamberg, SC

Camp occurred

Robert Mathis

Normal, AL

July 20

Ryan Baker

Indianapolis, IN

June 28

Ryan Mundy

Turtle Creek, PA

Camp occurred

Stephen Tulloch

Miami, FL

July 13

Steve Weatherford

Terre Haute, IN

Camp occurred

Teddy Williams

Tyler, TX

Camp occurred

Terrance Cooper

Washington, NC

Camp occurred

Thomas Davis

Charlotte, NC

Camp occurred

Tony Dye

Corona, CA

Camp occurred

Travis Benjamin

Belle Glade, FL

June 29

Trent Richardson

Pensacola, FL

July 16

Tyler Polumbus

Ashburn, VA

Camp occurred

Tyrell Johnson

Rison, AR

Camp occurred

Tyrod Taylor

Hampton, VA

Camp occurred

Tyvon Branch

Syracuse, NY

June 29

Usama Young

Upper Marlboro, MD

Camp occurred

Vonta Leach

Lumberton, NC

June 29

William Gay

Tallahassee, FL

Camp occurred

FUNdamentals

 

 

Andre Fluellen

Cartersville, GA

Camp occurred

Brandon Deaderick

Elizabethtown, NY

June 29

Brandon Flowers

Delray Beach, FL

July 12

Bruce Gradkowski

Toledo, OH

Camp occurred

Bryan Scott

Orchard Park, NY

Camp occurred

Captain Munnerlyn

Mobile, AL

July 20

CJ Spiller & Gerard Warren

Lake Butler, FL

Camp occurred

Cliff Matthews

Cheraw, SC

Camp occurred

Corvey Irvin

Augusta, GA

Camp occurred

Dannell Ellerbe

Rockingham, NC

July 13

Davin Joseph

Hallandale Beach, FL

July 13

Earl Bennett

Birmingham, AL

July 13

Eddie Royal

Chantilly, VA

July 13

Edjuan Biggers

North Miami Beach, FL

Camp occurred

Erik Walden

Dublin, GA

Camp occurred

Fletcher Cox

Yazoo City, MS

Camp occurred

George Selvie

Pensacola, FL

Camp occurred

Glover Quin

Summit, MS

Camp occurred

Gregory Hardy

Millington, TN

Camp occurred

Jamar Chaney

Ft. Pierce, FL

Camp occurred

Jason Allen

Florence, AL

June 29

Jay Ross

Wilmington, NC

July 6

Davon House

Las Cruces, NM

July 11

Jimmy Smith

Colton, CA

Camp occurred

Kevin Elliott

Orlando, FL

June 28

Leodis Mckelvin

Waycross, GA

Camp occurred

Leroy Harris

Raleigh, NC

June 29

Lito Sheppard

Jacksonville, FL

Camp occurred

Marlin Jackson

Sharon, PA

Camp occurred

Mason Crosby

Georgetown, TX

July 13

Matt Overton

Tracy, CA

June 29

Randall Cobb

Maryville, TN

June 29

Sherrod Martin

Griffin, GA

June 29

Stephen Nicholas

Jacksonville, FL

June 29

Takeo Spikes

Sandersville, GA

Camp occurred

Tyjuan Hagler

Kankakee, IL

Camp occurred

Wesley Woodward

LaGrande, GA

Camp occurred

Former NFL Players

 

 

Atiyyah Ellison

Boonville, MO

July 13-14

Brock Huard

Renton, WA

July 11

Brock Marion

Dallas, TX

Camp occurred

Bruce Kozerski

Covington, KY

July 10-11

Bruce Plummer

Bogalusa, LA

Camp occurred

Buddy Curry

Atlanta, GA

Camp occurred

Charles Bowser

Plymouth, NC

Camp occurred

Charlie Williams

Arlington, TX

Camp occurred

Chris Chambers

Bedford, OH

June 28-29

Chris Godfrey

South Bend, IN

July 27

Clayton Holmes

Hurst, TX

Camp occurred

Craig Terrill

Lebanon, IN

July 20

Damian Gregory

Lansing, MI

July 20-21

Damion McIntosh

Weldon, NC

June 29

Darian Barnes

Detroit, MI

August 31-September 1

Dedric Ward

Cedar Rapids, IA

June 28-29

Derreck Robinson

Minneapolis, MN

July 11-13

Devard Darling

New Providence, Nassau, Bahamas

July 9-13

Donald Wells

Louisville, KY

July 10

Donovin Darius

Jacksonville, FL

Camp occurred

Ed Reynolds

Winston-Salem, NC

July 10-12

Edgerrin James

Orlando, FL

August 8

EJ Henderson

Minneapolis, MN

Camp occurred

Eric Dickerson

Oceanside, CA

July 18-19

Fred Weary

Pearland, TX

Camp occurred

Greg Briggs

Westlake, TX

June 29

Greg Scales

Winston-Salem, NC

July 15-17

Greg Scott

Smithfield, VA

Camp occurred

Harold Blackmon

Burbank, IL

Camp occurred

Isaac Bruce

St. Louis, MO

Camp occurred

Jason David

Covina, CA

June 29

Jeremiah Castille

Cullman, AL

Camp occurred

Jeremy Clark

Chandler, AZ

Camp occurred

Jeremy Lincoln

Toledo, OH

Camp occurred

Joe King

Fort Worth, TX

July 13

John Howell

Fort Collins, CO

July 1

John Swain

Minneapolis, MN

June 29-30

Joseph Andruzzi

Newtown, CT

Camp occurred

Keith Davis

Euless, TX

July 20

Keith Rucker

Sharonville, OH

Camp occurred

Kelvin Martin

Crowley, TX

Camp occurred

Kenneth Gant

Fort Worth, TX

Camp occurred

Kenny King

Gilbert, AZ

Camp occurred

Kevin Williams

Hurst, TX

July 6

Larry Brown

Grapevine, TX

Camp occurred

Lester Holmes

Jackson, MS

Camp occurred

Luis Zendajas

Chino, CA

Camp occurred

Marcus Paschal

Largo, FL

July 13

Marcus Stroud

Atlanta, GA

Camp occurred

Marcus Wilson

El Segundo, CA

July 17

Milton Wynn

Houston, TX

Camp occurred

Nate Turner

Chicago, IL

Camp occurred

Oliver Ross

Chandler, AZ

Camp occurred

Patrick Pass

Springfield, MA

Camp occurred

Peter Brock

Boston, MA

Camp occurred

Quincy Monk

Raleigh, NC

Camp occurred

Ray Lewis

Baltimore, MD

Camp occurred

Ray Mickens

El Paso, TX

Camp occurred

Richard Glover

Jersey City, NJ

July 5-6

Roland James

Worcester, MA

Camp occurred

Ron Johnson

Monterey, CA

Camp occurred

Ron Rice

Detroit, MI

July 17-18

Rondell Jones

Raleigh, NC

July 27

Roy Hall

Edgerton, OH

July 14

Sam Sword

Palm Coast, FL

Camp occurred

Terrance Shaw

Fort Worth, TX

Camp occurred

Thomas Everett

Everman, TX

Camp occurred

Tim Watson

Atlanta, GA

Camp occurred

Tony Hill

Frisco, TX

July 27

FUNdamentals

 

 

Anthony Griggs

Carrolton, OH

August 1

Anthony Simmons

Chicago, IL

June 28

Brent Fullwood

Kissimmee, FL

August 3

Lonnie Marts

Jacksonville, FL

July 13

Brian Kinchen

Baton Rouge, LA

July 5

Arlen Harris

St. Peters, MO

July 27

Christopher Floyd

Dearborn, MI

April 27-June 20

Chuck Wiley

Baton Rouge, LA

Camp occurred

Daniel Graham

Denver, CO

Camp occurred

Danny Copeland

Rockledge, FL

July 13

Eric Downing

Hampton, GA

Camp occurred

Gregory Bell

San Bernardino, CA

Camp occurred

Joe Johnson

Smyrna, GA

Camp occurred

Judson Flint

Farrell, PA

Camp occurred

Kareem Huggins

Irvington, NJ

July 6

Kenard Lang

Apopka, FL

July 20

Charlie Frye

Windermere, FL

July 18

Lloyd Harrison

Floral Park, NY

July 20

Marcel Shipp

Paterson, NJ

July 13

Marques Sullivan

Blue Island, IL

Camp occurred

Pete Johnson

Cincinnati, OH

July 13

Robert Royal

New Orleans, LA

July 5

Steve Sanders

Cleveland, OH

Camp occurred

Timothy Lester

Milton, GA

Camp occurred

Antoine Bennett

Miramar, FL

June 29

Tony Beckham

Coral Springs, FL

Camp occurred

Current NFL Coaches

 

 

Ben Kotwica

Midlothian, IL

June 29

Brian Young

El Paso

Camp occurred

Freddie Kitchens

Attalla, AL

Camp occurred

Jason Garrett

Princeton, NJ

Camp occurred

Jim O'Neil

Doylestown, PA

Camp occurred

Joe Cullen

Brunswick, OH

Camp occurred

Joseph Baker

Tampa, FL

June 24-28

Marvin Lewis

Cincinnati, OH

Camp occurred

Randy Melvin

Tampa, FL

Camp occurred

FUNdamentals

 

 

Daron Roberts

Berea, OH

July 7-12

Roy Anderson

Tallahassee, FL

Camp occurred