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Recap: Fun and education at the Jimmy Graham Football ProCamp

Written by  InthekNOwla.com
Last weekend, New Orleans’ kids got a special treat at Tulane University at the Jimmy Graham Football ProCamp. Jimmy himself provided hands-on training and instruction to dozens of excited New Orleans youth.
 
Jimmy said, “I’ve really enjoyed this experience with the kids. This is my first camp, not only my first in Louisiana, but my first camp ever, even as just a little kid, so I feel like I’m having more fun than the kids are! I’m out here running around and sweating with them! When I was a child, I was in a group home and I remember being a kid and I remember it being very challenging for me. So it’s great to have the opportunity to give back and connect with the kids and share my story and the things I’ve learned through my main trials as a child.”
Campers got to play and interact with Jimmy as he hustled from field to field making the most of every moment to connect with each and every camper. In fact, there was one camper who had traveled twenty-four hours and 1500 plus miles just to attend his camp.
 
Jimmy added, “I loved interacting with the kids and seeing them learn and then being able to play little games with them and teach them certain things. There was one kid on the other field who knocked another kid down. He kind of ran into him and didn’t notice that the other kid had fallen and started to walk away. I told the kid to stay down and let the one who knocked him down help him up because teamwork is one of the things we’ve been harping on, helping your teammates up, helping your opponent up, just being polite in general.”
 
There is no doubt that each and every camper felt Jimmy’s presence, enthusiasm, and team spirit along with all the local coaches who brought their passion and excitement for both football and working with youth. Likewise, the ProCamp staff kept everything extremely well organized and smooth and were dedicated to making the camp an unforgettable experience for each of the participants.
 
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s camp will go to Boys Town of Louisiana, an “organization offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children with special treatment needs.”
 
We here at InthekNOwla want to give a big thanks to Jimmy Graham for making our New Orleans youth feel so special and we hope to see you next year!

Last modified on Saturday, 12 May 2012
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