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Kids & Pros’ 2016 Savannah Camp Breaks the Record as the Largest Camp in K & P 15 Year History!

The Kids & Pros Team traveled to Savannah, Georgia to host the 2nd Annual Kids & Pros Heads Up Football Camp at the Pooler Recreation Center, July 25-27, 2016. **The Savannah Camp broke the record for the largest turnout in our 15 year K & P history with more than 343 Kids, 35 Coaches and 250 Parents participating over the 3-day event which included football skill instruction, safety techniques, a parent information session and Gamechanger messaging (teaching campers life lessons).

It was an amazing week of skills, drills and great life stories… special thanks to the following NFL Alumni for making the week a great success:

Bobby Butler (Atlanta Falcons Cornerback 1981-1992)
Buddy Curry (Atlanta Falcons Linebacker 1980-1987)
Forest Conoly (Florida State University 1991-1995, ESPN College Football Analyst)
Robert Moore (Atlanta Falcons DB/Safety 1986-1989)
Paul Carrington (Atlanta Falcons / Denver Broncos 2006-2007)
Josh Mallard (various teams – Colts, Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, Broncos & others 2002-2013)
JoJo Jones (Lambeth University; San Diego Chargers)
Ken Oxendine (Atlanta Falcons Running back 1989-1999)

A quick shoutout to the Savannah sponsors that made the camp possible–we couldn’t do it without you!

NFL Foundation, Memorial Hospital, Envirovac, Chatham Orthopedics, Neurological Institute, Hussy, Gay & Bell, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Calvary Day School. Kids & Pros would like to thank these sponsors for their support and participation throughout the 2016 summer camp season.

We’re happy to share some of the quotes from this week of camp in Savannah:

“As a parent of a 10-year-old who is participating in the program this week in Savannah, I must say Kids & Pros is impressive! Don’t miss the opportunity for your kids to learn from these folks!” -Nancy Cyr, Parent

“My boy thoroughly enjoyed it. You guys sure know how to get them inspired and give them plenty of time doing what they really want to do – PLAY! Thanks again.” -Pfeil Pfrei, Dad, Savannah Camp

“The Kids & Pros experience was a great camp for young football players and their parents. The boys learned the fundamentals of football, sportsmanship and football safety. My son left cap every day more confident about his skills. He couldn’t wait to return to camp the next day. As a parent, I learned about proper equipment fit and how my son should hit without using his head. What a valuable piece of info for me to know! Thank you Coach Curry and Staff for a great week of camp!” — Karen Gibson, Mom, Savannah

“The staff of Kids & Pros impressed me greatly. The activities were engaging and allowed the children a fun, hands-on experience. The focus on safety and teamwork and discipline was exactly what I had hoped for. There is no doubt that my son will always remember his experience.” –John Brenton, Dad, Savannah

“The Kids & Pros program has been an awesome experience for my whole family. My 7 and 8 year old boys loved it and learned a lot. My husband and myself learned a lot about proper equipment fitting, concussion signs and how to raise a great team player. This is a fantastic group of coaches teaching life lessons. Thank you!” –Staci Carnon, Mom, Savannah

“Great for the kids to experience NFL players and their sound advice. As a parent it was definitely worth the time and effort because of the values learned. As for the kids, getting the experience from the Pros and learning what it takes to succeed in all areas of life was invaluable- that players would take time out of their lives to share their experiences, strength and hope. Will return and hope my child will learn from them to give back.” — Jackson Gibson, Dad, Savannah

“This camp was the best ever. The Kids all learned so much. Learned to work as a team and had a good attitude. My grandson enjoyed being at camp – he learned a lot of good drills and to be the best that he can be. Wisdom and guidance the best. My grandson will never forget it! Thanks to all of the NFL Coaches.” –The Fore’s Family, Savannah.

Athletes: 343
Parents: 250
Coaches: 40+
Camp Director: Chad Griffin

Here’s a quick look at the camp from WJCL, in Savannah!
WJCL Channel 22 ABC
Watch the video

Looking forward to next year’s camp!

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