Hundreds of boys and girls had the run of Redskins Park this weekend during the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s Youth Fitness Camp hosted by NFL Legends.
The two-day camp—free to the youths ages 6 to 17—featured a pro football style combine led by former NFL players. The event included physical tests and drills intended to help determine a player’s speed, quickness, strength and agility as well as demonstrate their ability in one-on-one competition.
However, the most significant element of the program may have been the mentorship offered by the former NFL stars, former Redskins Gary Clark, safety Clarence Vaughn, and linebacker Ravin Caldwell among them. They stressed themes of honoring parents, respecting teammates, sportsmanship and pushing themselves to achieve more.
Sheriff Mike Chapman hopes to make the summer sports camp an annual event.