Camps Focus on Teaching Sports Skills, Character Building for all; Proper Tackling Techniques to Avoid Injuries (like concussions) for Football
Kids & Pros own Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler, in conjunction with the Kids & Pros NFL Alumni, staff and crew, host free Youth Football and Basketball camps June 15th – 18th from 9AM – 3PM at Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, GA . Over 600 youth age 7 – 13 from Atlanta area Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and other youth organizations registered for the opportunity to attend the week-long camps, which focus on teaching youth athletes proper skills to avoid injuries, like concussions. The camps conclude on Thursday, June 18th with a superbowl game between the campers, an awards ceremony, and a festival from Noon – 1pm to promote healthy and positive lifestyle choices to campers and their parents.
Curry, a USA Football Master Trainer and Bobby Butler, a NFL Football Ambassador, incorporate safe tackling techniques into the camp along with character based lessons. The safe, non-contact football instruction teaches campers the right way to play and how to avoid injuries, like concussions. Camp instructors include retired NFL players who provide hands-on teaching of skill fundamentals, and will lead the kids through afternoon competitive touch football games; the list of instructors supporting the camp next week includes: Bobby Butler (Atlanta Falcons Cornerback 1981-1992), Robert Moore (Atlanta Falcons Safety 1986-1989), Ken Oxendine (Atlanta Falcons Running back 1998-1999), Forest Conoly (Florida State Univ 1991-1995, ESPN College Football Analyst) , Evan Cooper (Defensive Back Eagles 1984-1987, Falcons 1988-89), Allen Patrick (Cleveland Brown Running Back 2008), Robert Hicks (Buffalo Bills Offensive Lineman 1988-2000), and more. “We are excited to host our eighth Atlanta city football and basketball camp,” said Kids & Pros Founder, Buddy Curry (Atlanta Falcons Linebacker 1980-1987). “We enjoy working with the kids to offer camps with great lifestyle and leadership skills from our professional coaches,” said Curry.
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support and participation at this year’s camps: Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, NFL Players Association, Finish Line Foundation, Patterson Barclay Memorial Foundation, NFL Foundation, Walmart & Sam’s Club stores, Kroger, and Dewberry Foundation .
The post camp festival offers campers and their families the opportunity to meet several organizations in the Atlanta community that promote positive and healthy lifestyle choices. Vendors participating in the festival –Dole, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, Girls on the Run, Georgia Shape, Women’s Cycling Association, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, Sodexo, and Concussion Institute – Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth — are providing information on positive and healthy lifestyle choices including nutrition, environment, social issues, health, and more.