Jacksonville, FL, June 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The camp, which reached capacity in less than three hours via online
registration, took place at Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, FL.
Jones-Drew was joined by several of his Jaguar teammates and high school coaches as they taught fundamental football techniques to 350 campers, ages 7-16. The key component of the camp and his vision behind the Maurice Jones-Drew Foundation is the forum that has been created to speak to young people about the importance of education and making wise choices to prepare them for success on and off the field.
“My aim is to promote self esteem through positive experiences like this football camp. I want these kids to have an unforgettable, fun camp. At the same time, I hope they walk away believing that anything is possible if they believe in themselves and go after their dreams.”
The very excited campers were given snacks, lunch, drinks, gift bags and player’s autographs.
Maurice’s passion and dedication on the field is rivaled only by his off-the-field civic endeavors through his Maurice Jones Drew Foundation. His commitment to improving the lives of children is awe-inspiring. The Foundation routinely visits children’s hospitals, elementary schools, high school football practices, and homeless shelters in both Jacksonville and his hometown, the Bay Area.
The camp’s location has some special significance to Jones-Drew. In 2009, The Maurice Jones-Drew Foundation donated cleats and uniforms to Andrew Jackson High School. Quinn Gray, former QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars and current head coach at AJHS, has put his full support behind Maurice and his mission.
Photos available online at http://photos.jacksonville.com/mycapture/category.asp?eventID=1027548&CategoryID=57820
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The 3rd Annual Maurice Jones Drew Free Football Camp for Kids was sponsored in part by The NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars, Gatorade, Winn Dixie, Dietz & Watson, Taylor Farms, Century Ambulance Service, Wyndham Hotel, Wise Snacks, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Harbinger Signs, Reebok, McDonald’s, and Garden Produce.