Pros and Joes Day
The Kids & Pros camps in select cities have an exciting feature to their camp program: an ALL-STAR game called ‘Pros & Joes’. The game pits several former professional football players and college greats, ‘Pros’, against a team of local celebrities ‘Joes’ in a seven-on-seven touch football game. Along with the Pros & Joes Game is a “Sports Fest Tailgating” experience with activities for the entire family including prize giveaways, raffles, halftime activities in which the Pros and Joes compete against each other in tug-of-war and other games, and more.
The 2015 Danville Camp Pros and Joes game will take place on Friday, July 24th at George Washington High School. Here is the agenda for the evening; we hope you will join us there!
4:00 – 5:30 K&P Camp
5:30 – 6:30 Super Bowl Games
6:30 – 7:00 NFL Autographs
7:00 – 8:15 Pros & Joes Game
8:30 – 9:00 VIP Reception
History of the Pros & Joes Games
Kids & Pros held their inaugural Pros and Joes Game in Tallahassee in 2007 featuring former Detroit Lion and FSU Hall of Famer, Kez McCorvey. A Pros & Joes Game was also added to the Danville, VA camps at Washington High School.
In July 2008 Kids & Pros held a Pros and Joes game at their Roswell Camp at Roswell High School to benefit local servicemen and servicewomen serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event featured a flag football game with former pros including: Stacey Bailey, Bobby Butler, Mike Haynes, Buddy Curry, Gerald Riggs, Tim Lester, Kevin Butler, and Tim Oxendine against a team of average “Joes” and military troops. Families were treated to an autograph session with former Falcon standouts, Jeff Van Note and Tommy Nobis. Sponsors of the event included Chevrolet, Atlanta Falcons, U.S. Army, SCORE Atlanta, 790 The Zone, Sport-O-Rama, Angel Food Ministries, and more.
The 2008 Tallahassee Pros & Joes Celebrity Football game, presented by Moe’s, featured
Florida State Heisman Trophy winner and former NBA Pro, Charley Ward, former Florida State standouts, Nick Maddox and Kez McCorvey, former Falcon Buddy Curry and more. Kids & Pros President, Buddy Curry presented Pat Dorsy, Publisher of Tallahassee Democrat with that years Moe-Joe Award (Joe’s MVP).
The third annual Pros & Joe’s game in Tallahassee was held on 2009 on Father’s Day at Maclay School to benefit The United Way. Former local and professional hall-of-fame football players including: Bill Capece, Terrell Buckley, Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry competed against the fathers, community leaders, media personalities and average Joes of Tallahassee.
Last year, the Kids & Pros Team traveled to Danville, Virginia to host the 6th Annual Summer Heads Up Football Camp at Dan Daniel Memorial Park, July 22-25, 2014 with the annual Pros & Joes Game taking place on Friday, July 25th at George Washington High School in Danville. It was a fantastic camp – breaking the record for the largest Danville camp in its 6 year history -, with over 255 kids, 175 parents, 42 coaches participating in the 3-day camp. Over 350 people attended the Pro and Joes Game on Friday with the Pros winning the game 36 to 12 over the Joes.