Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby, offensive lineman Josh Sitton and defensive back Davon House were among 252 current and former NFL players receiving $750,000 in grants for hosting youth football camps, the National Football League Foundation announced on Wednesday.
To qualify for a grant, the football camp must be a free, non-contact camp for children ages 5-18 with a focus on teaching proper technique and sportsmanship. All camp coaches must complete Coach Smart, an online education course with instruction on injury prevention, concussion awareness, and heat and hydration tips.
“The NFL Foundation is proud to support hundreds of current and former NFL players and coaches who are making an impact in their communities by hosting youth football camps,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, NFL Foundation chair and executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys. “These camps provide children with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football in a positive and enjoyable environment that encourages physical activity.”
Among the former Packers receiving grants are Greg Jennings, Vonta Leach, Derrick Martin, Santana Dotson, Hannibal Navies, Brent Fullwood, Joe Johnson and Matt Wilhelm.
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