You always hear about the athletes who hold off-season camps for kids in all of the major sports. So it was not unusual to read about Pittsburgh Steelers star LaMarr Woodley going back to his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan and holding a football camp for kids aged 7-15. What was unusual, to this reader anyway, was that Woodley held this camp for kids for free. That’s right. No fee for the kids to attend this football camp. 400 kids were able to attend this camp free of charge thanks to sponsors that Woodley himself went and collected, as well as the numerous volunteers. Among the other players that Woodley invited to the camp to help out were Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, and former Steelers teammate Larry Foote. According to Woodley, “The three important pieces as far as doing the football camp are guys making the commitment to come out to be a part of the camp, the volunteers putting in their time and effort and, third, getting the kids out there,” he said. “The kids come regardless of the players out there, but people willing to take 4 to 5 hours really shows their commitment.” (M. Snyder, 2011). We here at The Good In Sports proudly give Mr. Woodley a TGiS Gold Star!
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