Maurice Jones-Drew, the Jacksonville Jaguars' Pro Bowl running back, will hold his 2010 free youth football camp at Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville on Saturday, June 19.
Jones-Drew will lead the camp, and will be joined by other highly qualified, experienced NFL athletes, college players and high school coaches. They will teach fundamental football techniques as well as mentor to the campers about the importance of getting an education, rejecting negative attitudes and avoiding drugs and alcohol as their key to success.
"My aim is to promote self esteem through positive experiences like the football camp. I feel opportunities such as this can offer kids a chance to hear directly from their NFL heroes, that although they came from similar surroundings, hard work and determination helped them to succeed," Jones-Drew said, "If my youth outreach can turn one kid around, my mission is accomplished."
The football camp is free for the first 300 kids ages seven to 16. Campers will need to pre-register online beginning June 3 at www.mauricedrew.com The camp will provide snacks, lunch, and drinks, but campers will need to provide their own transportation. Campers will also receive gift bags and autographs from the players in attendance.
Jones-Drew's passion and dedication on the field is rivaled only by his off-the-field civic endeavors through his Maurice Jones Drew Foundation. Jones-Drew routinely visits children's hospitals, elementary schools, high school football practices, and homeless shelters in both Jacksonville and his hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area. The camp's location has a special significance to Jones-Drew. In 2009, The Maurice Jones-Drew Foundation donated cleats and uniforms to Andrew Jackson High School.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information contact Profiles Public Relations at (770) 222-2229. For additional information, please contact camp coordinator Katrina Leonce at firstname.lastname@example.org.