Titans Players Host Youth Football Camps This Summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Being an NFL player holds great significance and affords players the opportunity to do great things in their communities. Players regularly give back with holiday functions, hospital visits and school appearances to name a few.  But summertime is when players from across the NFL get the opportunity to get back to the basics of what helped them reach their goals of becoming NFL players:  youth football camps.

Various current and former Titans players host youth football camps both in their hometowns and in the surrounding Nashville area, dually making an impact.  The children that participate in the camps get real football instruction, basic fundamentals in addition to motivation and words of encouragement by the players;  entities that are beneficial both on and off the field.

The NFL plays its part by encouraging players to participate in youth football and even supplement costs by providing grants that allow players to hold the camps. 

"Growing up, I just remember going to camps and the impact it had on me as a football player," said Titans offensive lineman Leroy  Harris.  "It was so inspiring to me.  That's what I hope to give kids that I get a chance to interact with during my camp this year...inspiration. Inspiration to let them know that whatever they want to do in life, it is indeed possible."

This summer, several Titans will be hosting their youth football camps here in Nashville and across the country.  See the information below for specific Titans player's camps and how to participate.




Offensive Lineman, Eugene  Amano** Location of Camp: San Diego, CA. El Tonyon Park in National City
Date: July 18th  Start time 9am for Pre-Registered. If not registered, Start Time is 8am.
Details: Eugene Amano will hold his first annual youth football camp through the "Amano Family Foundation". The camp is FREE to all participants boys and girls ages 10-18.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit www.eugeneamano.com or call (858) 220-3449




Fullback, Casey  Cramer**

Location of Camp:Nashville, TN. Nashville Christian School
Date: July 15 9am-12pm.
Details:  Casey Cramer will participate in the "Nashville Christian School Jr. Eagles FB Camp."
For more information/REGISTER: Call Ashley Page at (615) 356-5600 or e-mail pagea@nashvillechristian.org




Cornerback, Cortland  Finnegan**

Location of Camp:Milton, Florida.  Milton High School.
Date: July 13-15.
Details:  Cortland Finnegan and his 'ARK31' Foundation will host "Milton High School Football Camp"
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.ark31.com/ or call (615) 915-3895




Wide Receiver, Justin  Gage** Location of Camp:Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, MO.
Date: June 6-7
Details:  Gage will hold the "Twelve Starz Foundation Football Camp" for boys ages 8-18
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.twelvestarzfoundation.org or call (573) 634-7160




Offensive Lineman, Leroy  Harris**

Location of Camp:   Winston Salem, North Carolina. Southeast Raleigh High School
Date: July 10-12
Details:  Leroy Harris will host the 2009 "Back to Basics Youth Camp." It is open to all children ages 6-15 at no cost.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.leroyharris64.com/ or call (904) 866-8033.




Wide Receiver, Lavelle  HawkinsLocation of Camp:**

Stockton, CA. Downtoan Stockton Waterfront.
Date:  July 10 9am-2pm
Details:  Lavelle Hawkins will hold the first annual "Lavelle Hawkins Camp" open to all children of all ages at no cost.
For more information/REGISTER: Call (510) 604-7644




Running Back, Chris  Johnson**

Location of Camp: Nashville, TN. Pope John Paul II High School
Date:  June 9- 11 9:30am-12:30pm
Details:  Chris Johnson will host the first annual "Old Spice Chris Johnson Football Camp." It is open to all children ages 7-14.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.chrisjohnsoncamp.com/ or call (513) 793-2267.




Quarterback, Steve McNair**

Location of Camp:   Nashville, TN. Goodpasture Christian School
Date: May 29th 8am-4pm.
Details:  Steve McNair will host his annual "Steve McNair Nashville Camp" open for boys ages 7-17.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.officialstevemcnair.com/




Offensive Lineman, Jason  MurphyLocation of Camp:**

   Baltimore, MD.  Edmondson High School
Date: May 30th - 9am-3pm
Details:  Jason Murphy will host his annual "Holding the Line Football Camp." It will place campers in three age groups (7-10, 11-13, 14-17).
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.jasonmurphyfootball.com/ or call (410) 654-2492




Linebacker, David  Thornton**

Location of Camp: Franklin, TN. Battle Ground Academy (BGA)
Date: June 18, 9am-3pm
Details: "David Thornton Defensive Skills Camp" is open to all children ages 7-17.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit www.d1sportstraining.com/nashville or call (615) 415 4747




Linebacker, Stephen  Tulloch**

Location of Camp:   Miami, FL. Kendall Hammocks Park.
Date:  July 10-11
Details: 2nd Annual Stephen Tulloch Football Camp

For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.tulloch55.com/

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Quarterback, Vince  YoungLocation of Camp:**  Nashville, TN. Father Ryan High School Date: June 26 Details:Campers at Vince Young's 2nd annual Football Camp will learn the fundamentals of team football from the area's top coaches, NFL players and Vince Young. For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://10vinceyoung.com/camp/nashville/shopexd.asp?id=15

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