The attention goes to guys like Aaron Hernandez, while it’s the guys like Jamaal Charles and so many of his NFL brethren that are connecting with young people.
On his old high school field in Port Arthur, Texas, the Chiefs running back conducted his football camp for the fourth consecutive year. There were 175 kids of all ages taking part in the work.
Charles did not just show up and talk; he was out on the field at Memorial High School, directing and instructing players, including the little guy to the left.
The best part about Charles’ camp is that it’s free to the kids of Port Arthur and surrounding communities.
“It’s an amazing thing,” Charles told the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper. “Most of these guys see me with a helmet on TV, but now they can see me with a helmet off. It’s pretty cool. They know who I am. They can learn from people who made it, people who made it to the NFL.”
Charles and his teammates must get there camps done in the next few weeks β they are due in St. Joseph on July 25th.