150 DC Kids to attend Ballers Camp

The first DC Youth Ballers Camp is happening Thursday and Friday of this week, June 20 and 21, at Catholic University’s Cardinal Stadium, which is located at  600 Taylor Street NE in DC. The Salvation Army and its community partners registered 150 DC kids for the two-day camp. Every child will receive top-of-the-line athletic instruction from several of the area’s football legends. Retired Washington Redskins players Santana Moss (@89WaystoGive) and Brian Mitchell (@BMitch), along with the Catholic University Cardinals football team, are teaming up to host the football campers. Young campers will also receive a tshirt, meals and snacks, and plenty of hydration.

The DC Youth Ballers Camp is designed to provide youth with the skills and attitude necessary to succeed in football. The camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The campers will learn from Moss and the Cardinals’ coaching staff, which is led by Head Coach Mike Gutelius. All football camp kids were registered last month at two local Salvation Army locations, Sherman Avenue Corps and Solomon G. Brown Corps, Beacon House, and by The Ward 5 Warriors.

Lunch is sponsored daily by local eateries Timber Pizza Company and Brookland Pint. Giant Food of Brentwood will provide free bottles of Gatorade to help keep kids well hydrated. Additional sponsors include the Metropolitan Police Department of DC, charity groups Inspiring Hearts and Ward 5 Warriors, and several individual Salvation Army donors.

The Salvation Army has a history of enriching children’s lives through character building programs and creative activities. We strive to find new ways to serve the community and look for ways to serve the community better with the help of local celebrities, churches, schools, and more. Our goal is to engage youth and help to shape them into good citizens.

Beacon House is a Northeast DC-based nonprofit with a mission to support young students in Ward 5 by providing a safe, nurturing community; increasing their academic enrichment; and helping them grow into healthy adults who will achieve their greatest potential. Ward 5 Warriors a community-based youth organization aimed at giving local children with positive outlets and empowerment through mentorship and athletics.

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