Larry English, the NFL, current and former NFL players, NIU football players (Larry's college team) and the many businesses from the Aurora, IL community made it possible for the Larry English L.E.A.D. Foundation to provide 278 student athletes, the true stars, with a free football camp experience!
The camp was a non-contact (no equipment) skills camp designed for athletes ages 12-18. Campers were introduced to the basic knowledge & skills required for play at all offensive & defensive positions. Throughout the camp, the coaches placed emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship and encouraged the campers to use those techniques in competition. Campers were instructed on how nutrition can fuel them to LEAD on the field.
The support from the community was outstanding with over 60 volunteers! Mayor Weisner of Aurora spoke to the campers about education and offered them a word of encouragement.
The Larry English L.E.A.D. Foundation would like to give a very special THANK YOU to the many businesses that partnered with us to make the camp a success for the student athletes!
Click this link to see photos from the 2011 Larry English Football Camp: Chicago