For the fourth consecutive year, the NFLPA has helped NFL players make an impact off the field in their local communities via support provided through the NFLPA Player Camp Program. 

 

NFL players have a long-standing desire to give back to their local communities, which has inspired many players to develop and host free football camps for youth across the country. These camps reach upwards of 200+ kids per camp ranging from the ages of 8-18.

 

“We recognized the effort, commitment and passion our players put into their communities by hosting youth football camps and other programs,” said Dexter Santos, vice president of the NFLPA’s player services department. “The Player Camp Program allows us to collaborate and work with licensees, sponsors and other partners to support the camps by providing products, discounts and other supplies to enhance the camp experience.”

 

“We’re not really short on ideas or ways to impact young people. What we’re short on is the means and the tools to do it,” said Kirk Cousins, quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, and one of the first player camps supported by the NFLPA when the program was created four years ago. “And so, the [NFL]PA is a great conduit to reach partners so that we can make this camp even more of a success than it already is.”

In 2018, the NFLPA provided support for 152 player camps, more than doubling the 62 camps supported in 2017, and well surpassing the goal to grow the program to 100 camps. Eight partners--EA, PowerHandz, Fanatics, Panini, KIND, Dometic, Strideline and Spread the Vote—provided the camps with items that support nutrition, hydration, training and special items for the youth to enjoy.  More than 41,000 kids were impacted by the program this year.

 

This year, through a partnership with Spread the Vote, 30 camps assisted families of the participants with voter registration and securing a government ID. 

 

“Definitely very grateful to be able to add those partners and help me give these kids an outlet to have fun, be themselves,” said Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles running back. Ajayi hosted his youth football camp this summer in Frisco, Texas. And in the future, he hopes to bring the Jay Ajayi Community Football Camp to his hometown in the United Kingdom.

 “We probably can’t reach out to all these people on our own, so having the NFLPA helping us out, providing food, providing gear for the kids and letting them know that we’re just trying to take care of them and let them have the most fun as possible,” said Bradley Chubb, rookie linebacker for the Denver Broncos. The Chubb Foundation, founded by Bradley and his brother Brandon, has a mission to use their sports platform to activate human potential. Their camp had hopes to not only teach the skills and knowledge of football, but also help the participants develop a better sense of confidence in their daily lives.

Youth aren’t the only ones reached at the camps; many players band together to support each other. Several camps had other players assist with drills and activities, which totaled more than 450 NFL players engaged in youth camps as part of the program.

 

The NFLPA hopes to continue to build on the success of the Player Camp Program in the years to come.  View the 2018 NFLPA Player Camp Program Infographic.

 

NFL Players interested in learning more about the NFLPA Player Camp Program can visit: https://www.nflpa.com/players/player-camps

 

New partners that align with the mission of the program are encouraged to join and support some of the players most passionate projects. Partners interested in learning more about the 2019 NFLPA Player Camp Program can contact: Brandon Putnam at brandon.putnam@nflpa.com

 

List of all camps:

1. Aaron Colvin

2. Aaron Jones

3. Abram Elam

4. Adam Humphries

5. Adrian Phillips

6. AJ McCarron

7. Albert Wilson

8. Alec Ogletree

9. Allen Hurns

10. Alshon Jeffery

11. Andrew Adams

12. Anthony Lanier

13. Aqib Talib

14. Arik Armstead

15. Austin Pasztor 

16. Avery Williamson

17. Ben Jones

18. Bobby Rainey

19. Bradley Roby

20. Brandon Chubb

21. Bradley Chubb

22. Brandon Coleman

23. Brandon Copeland

24. Brandon Graham

25. Brennan Scarlett

26. Brian Poole

27. Bryce Petty

28. Byron Jones

29. Calvin "CJ" Prosise

30. Cameron Erving

31. Charcandrick West

32. Chris Baker

33. Christian Ringo

34. CJ Goodwin

35. CJ Mosley

36. Clinton McDonald

37. Cody Davis

38. Coty Sensabaugh

39. Curtis Samuel

40. Damon Harrison

41. Da'Norris Searcy

42. Darqueze Dennard

43. Darrell Stuckey II

44. DeAndre Washington

45. Demar Dotson

46. Demario Davis

47. Derrick Morgan

48. Derron Smith

49. Desmond King

50. De'Vondre Campbell

51. DJ Swearinger

52. Dontrelle Inman

53. Duke Thomas

54. Dwayne Allen

55. Dwayne Harris

56. Eli Harold

57. Emmanuel Ogbah

58. Eric Berry

59. Evan Engram

60. Mike Hilton

61. Gabe Wright

62. Geoff Swaim

63. Geronimo Allison

64. Golden Tate

65. Grady Jarrett

66. Hayes Pullard

67. Jabaal Sheard

68. Jaelen Strong

69. Jalen Mills

70. Jalen Ramsey

71. James Bradberry

72. James Burgess

73. Jamison Crowder

74. Jared Veldheer

75. Jay Ajayi

76. Jaylon Smith

77. Jeff Driskel

78. Jeremy Maclin

79. Jihad Ward

80. John Miller

81. Joique Bell

82. Jordan Hill

83. Jordan Howard

84. Joshua Perry

85. JuJU Smith-Schuster

86. Justin Evans

87. Justin Houston

88. Justin Pugh

89. Kamar Aiken

90. Kavon Frazier

91. Kayvon Webster

92. Keith Smith

93. Kelvin Beachum

94. Kenny Clark

95. Kirk Cousins

96. Kwon Alexander

97. Kyle Fuller

98. Laremy Tunsil

99. Leger Douzable

100. Lerentee McCray

101. Louis Murphy Jr

102. Mack Brown

103. Marcus Williams

104. Mario Addison 

105. Mark Barron

106. Marquis Flowers

107. Michael Brockers

108. Michael Thomas

109. Michael Johnson

110. Mike Adams

111. Mike Davis

112. Mike Evans

113. Mike Gillislee

114. Mike Pierce

115. Morgan Burnett

116. Myles Jack

117. Najee Goode

118. Nigel Bradham

119. OJ Howard

120. Paxton Lynch

121. Prince Amukamara

122. Quincy Enunwa

123. Quinton Spain

124. Raekwon McMillan

125. Randall Cobb

126. Randall Godfrey

127. Rashaan Melvin

128. Rodney McLeod

129. Ron Parker

130. Ryan Anderson

131. Ryan Davis

132. Ryan Smith

133. Shamarko Thomas 

134. Sheldon Day

135. Stephen Anderson

136. Tarik Cohen

137. Teddy Williams

138. Thomas Davis

139. TJ Green

140. TJ Yeldon

141. Tony Lippett

142. Tre Boston

143. Tre'Davious White

144. Tyreek Hill

145. Tyrell Williams

146. Tyus Bowser

147. Victor Beasley

148. Wesley Woodyard

149. Will Blackmon

150. Will Gholston

151. Will Redmond

152. Xavien Howard

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