LOS ANGELES - The inaugural Count On Me Youth Football Extravaganza was held on Saturday, July 19th. The camp and clinic was part of the Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation’s YES (Youth, Education, Safety) Program.
The July 19th Youth Football Extravaganza was the first in a series of camp/clinics/workshops that The Foundation has scheduled to integrate their YES Program into the fabric of the community using football as a springboard.
The free Coaches Clinic and Youth Camp was designed to service youth football leagues from greater Los Angeles’ lower socio-economic areas, as well as young participants from the Jessie Rees Foundation, NEGU, encouraging kids fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up.
The Count On Me Youth Football Extravaganza hosted over 350 kids, ages 7-13 during the day, at UCLA’s Spaulding Field. The emphasis of the youth camp and coaches’ clinic was on player safety, developing proper fundamentals, and providing the youth coaches with the tools to guide the young participants toward being upstanding student-athletes.
The Coaches’ Clinic consisted of presentations from prominent high school and junior college head coaches from areas like the Inland Empire, Ventura County, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.
All campers received a Count On Me Swag Bag; lunch provided by California Pizza Kitchen, camp t-shirt, Cutter’s Gloves, and a Shock Doctor mouth piece. Additional contributing partners were: 180 Degrees & Still Standing; KIND Bars; Coach & Author, Chuck Pagano; Stan’s Donuts; John O’Groats Restaurant; Diddy Ries Cookies; East Coast Bagels; AQUAhydrate; PDF Print Solutions; and Fiki Sports.