NFL player hosts camp in Columbia

4 years 6 months 2 days ago Saturday, July 18 2015 Jul 18, 2015 Saturday, July 18, 2015 2:03:00 PM CDT July 18, 2015 in News
By: Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 News

COLUMBIA - A Missouri-born NFL player hosted a football camp in Columbia Saturday.

Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Justin Britt held the football training camp at Rockbridge High School. Camp Coordinator Eric Lavergne said there were between 50 to 60 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia who registered to participate.

Registration fees were $100 and the event was open to anyone between the ages of 7 to 18. The camp included several drills from skill positions to basic speed and agility drills. 

Lavergne said the goal of the camp is to give young athletes a foundation for future athletic careers and also teach them about giving back to the community.

"Justin has a good heart," Lavergne said. "The athletes we like to work with are the athletes that like to give back, like to get involved and interact with the kids, and give the kids that experience that they come out here to get, as well as teaching them something that they can take away and that can take them to the next level."

Britt is from Lebanon, Missouri and recently hosted a charity softball game there, the first of its kind, to raise money for his foundation. The Justin Britt Foundation raises money to support the Lebanon Youth Football Association. The foundation hopes to eventually start a scholarship program.

Lavergne said training camps are mostly over for the year since Britt has to return for spring training. For more information about upcoming events, follow the link to the Justin Britt Foundation here.

 

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