2012 Pro Football Camp

This July 10th current and former NFL athletes will be coming to coach at the 7th annual Pro Football Camp held July 10-13, 8:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., at UCCS Mt. Lion Stadium. Over the past six years, more than 1,500 kids have been impacted by these NFL athletes, who not only teach football skills, but also share their stories of overcoming adversity.

This year’s camp will feature a rich roster of NFL athletes including current NFL athletes: Chris Kuper, Broncos; Jared Cook, Titans; Chris Chester, Redskins; Drake Dunsmore, Buccaneers; Dejon Gomes, Redskins; Bill Nagy, Cowboys; and Greg Scruggs, Seahawks. Additionally, former NFL athletes include: Rich Griffith, Jaguars; Thomas Tapeh, Eagles; Anthony Trucks, Steelers; Ryan Hannam, Cowboys; and Duke Preston, Cowboys, just to name a few.

Camp will kickoff on Monday, July 9th with the Falcon Physical Therapy Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held at the Flying Horse Golf Course. NFL athletes will be paired with a foursome where the teams will compete against each other in a scramble format. After a day on the golf course, the athletes will spend the evening at Back East Bar and Grill signing autographs for the entire community from 6:30-8:30. The Praise with the Pros event will be held at Woodmen Valley Chapel on Tuesday evening from 5:30-8:00, and will feature the athletes sharing their testimonials with the community and a raffle that will send members home with authentic NFL jerseys autographed by the athletes. These special events held outside of camp really allow the Pro Football Camp and NFL athletes to connect with the Colorado Springs community.

Both athletes and campers alike have had great things to say about the weeklong festivities in the past. Samson Satele, C, Raiders, stated, “I was once a kid and to have a camp like this really makes you fall in love with the game at a young age. I am just glad I can give back as others have done before me and what better place than here.”

When Jonathan Gervais, an eight-year old camp participant, was asked how he liked camp, he stated, “I’d rather go to the Pro Football Camp then go back to Disneyland. This has been the most fun I have had in a long time.”

Of course the highlight of the camp always is the NFL athletes. A six-year participant Jojo Domann shared, “My favorite part of camp is that I get to interact with the NFL players and learn how to make my technique and game as a whole better.”

Pro Football Camp Executive Director, Darlene Warmouth said, “We would like to thank in advance all of the NFL athletes who will volunteer their time. We’d also like to thank the countless number of volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to make this camp successful. This weeklong event could not occur without either of them!”

Warmouth continued on to say, “It takes a whole community to put on such a great event.” The Pro Football Camp would like to thank this year’s sponsor partners, which include:

  • Falcon Physical Therapy for the first aid tent at camp and being the title sponsor of the golf tournament, which raises money for scholarships
  • Back East Bar & Grill for marketing/advertising of camp and hosting the “Meet and Greet” on Monday, July 9th from 6:30-8:30
  • Texas Roadhouse for providing a free meal for the campers on the first day of camp
  • Mateos Salon and Day Spa for marketing and advertising of the camp and providing spa services

Also a special thanks to some very special volunteers:

  • Greg Nowlin of Nowlin Photography studio for taking pictures at camp which will be available for free on the website
  • PSA for providing and coordinating all the transportation for the entire week of camp and printing all the PFC fliers

And many more!

To get more information about the Pro Football Camp, visit www.profootballcamp.com or call (719)266-9308.

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