Matt Light organizes a football camp for Ohio students

GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A former New England Patriot and three-time Super Bowl champion is coming to Ohio to host a two-day community football camp.

The Matt Light All-Conference Football Camp will be held Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 at Miami Valley Hospital North Stadium at Harmon Field. The event will start at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. on both days.

According to the press release, this is a record event with 330 children present – most in the history of the camp.

New England Patriots tackle Matt Light (72) celebrates the Patriots’ 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

“Not only is the number of young people impacted increasing, but our ability to mentor future leaders through our Leadership Academy, which is integrated into all of our youth programs we offer, is also increasing,” says Matt Light. “While the goal of this camp is to help children develop the fundamental skills to become a great football player through education, the goal is much larger. We offer campers a variety of hands-on learning activities that support their social and emotional learning; build a strong and good character; and equip them with the tools and skills to begin their leadership journey and stay with them every step of the way.

This year, 250 young players in grades two through six will attend the camp to improve their skills and knowledge of the game. Have the opportunity to direct the young generation under the direction of experienced coaches.

This program was added to accommodate more players after online registration reached full capacity in just under 24 hours, according to the release. The Light Foundation funded these additional students by applying for a grant through the Bill Belichick Foundation. This provided an allowance of $ 10,000 for the program, allowing the Foundation to reach 80 more students.

“The four desired outcomes of our Leadership Academy are that the young people we serve become more informed, more inspired, gain additional skills and believe in themselves,” said program director April Brubaker. “We’ve put our mission into overdrive this year by adding more campers and the Light’s Leaders mentorship opportunity – and we can’t wait to see the impact it has on these young lives!”

This event is free to students in the community, the statement said, marking the continuation of a longstanding tradition.

“When Larry Masters started this tradition nearly three decades ago, he wanted to ensure it was free for the community, and the only way to do that was to get local businesses to financially support the annual Camp,” notes Light. “We were lucky to have the same level of support all these years later. We annually remind participants and their families who our local supporters are and encourage them to patronize these businesses and thank them for signing up to this vital program.

The schools represented at the camp will include the following:

  • Anna
  • Ansonia
  • Arcane
  • Bradford
  • Brennan
  • Brookville
  • Columbus
  • Covington
  • Dayton Christia
  • Decolores Montessori
  • eaton
  • Edgewood
  • Fort Recovery
  • Franklin Monroe
  • Greenville
  • Marion local
  • Miami East
  • Cathedral
  • Mississinawa Valley
  • Monticello
  • national trail
  • Newton
  • Northeast
  • Preble Shawnee
  • sydney
  • Saint Christopher
  • tippe canoe
  • East Randolph
  • North Tri-County
  • Tri-village
  • Troy
  • Troy Christian
  • Twin Valley South
  • Union City
  • Versailles
  • West Carrollton.

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