The first annual Bring It Youth Football Camp sponsored by the Mike Peterson Foundation is full as more than 250 campers signed up. A waiting list has been established.
The free camp will take place on Friday, June 8 at Ribault Senior High School in Jacksonville. Numerous NFL players are scheduled to attend including Jaguars' Marcus Stroud, Byron Leftwich, John Henderson, Fred Taylor, Rashean Mathis, Greg Jones and Daryl Smith.
"We got filled up quickly," Peterson said. "I really appreciate all the support from the community and the businesses that have called wanting to help. Our plans are to make this an annual camp and hope that we'll be able to serve even more youth next year. I can't wait to get out there with the kids next week."
Peterson started the Mike Peterson Foundation in 2005 to benefit underserved youth and socio-economically challenged families in his hometown of Alachua, FL and his NFL community of Jacksonville. He hopes to create a legacy by one day building a community center in the Alachua area just outside of Gainesville.
For more information on the foundation, you can call (800) 717-0337 or visit www.mikepeterson54.com Camp registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with camp running from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.