Delanie Walker Draws Crowd for Free Youth Football Camp

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tight end Delanie Walker hosted a free youth football camp at McGavock High School on Saturday, drawing more than 170 participants ages 8-14.

Delanie Walker hosted a free youth football camp at McGavock High School, drawing more than 170 participants ages 8-14.

The camp followed USA Football's FUNdamentals model, teaching and developing basic football skills in a fun and energetic environment. Participants were led through a series of drills to demonstrate passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact environment.

In addition to skill development, Walker's camp also incorporated a character and leadership development element. During a one-hour break from on-field activities, Walker spoke to campers on the importance of setting and achieving goals, trying your best, making the right choices and listening to your teachers, parents and coaches.

A number of Walker's teammates participated in the camp, engaging with and encouraging camp participants as they completed each station.

"It feels good, especially when you know they're all fans and they watch us on Sunday," Walker said. "It feels good to come out here, interact with them and just talk to the kids – see the smiles on their faces and see how excited they are to see NFL players."

Saturday's camp marked Walker's second community event of the week. The previous Tuesday, Walker hosted his inaugural Celebrity Go Kart Challenge to benefit the Delanie Walker Gives Back Foundation.

Established in 2014, the mission of the Delanie Walker Gives Back Foundation is to provide inner city and low income children with the educational opportunities and resources to reach their full potential and beat the odds.

For more information on the foundation, please visit delaniewalker.org.

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