Doug Brown KidSport Winnipeg Football Camp to be Presented

23 Apr, 2015

May 23 Event to be at University of Winnipeg

KidSport Winnipeg and former Winnipeg Blue Bomber great Doug Brown have announced plans for the sixth annual KidSport football camp to take place on Saturday, May 23rd 2015. 

"KidSport is a grassroots organization whose mandate is as critical as it is simple: “So All Kids Can Play” said Brown.  “All athletes recognize the immeasurable benefits that sports and team activities have on today's youth.  Sports are a constructive vehicle that imparts lessons like teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and sacrifice.  It is our honor to hold this camp for these kids and start working with them on these foundations of both sport and life."  

Brown, along with a number of current and retired CFL players will be taking kids through all the elements of a football combine, as well as position-specific fundamental drills and exercises.  Along with these technical abilities, players will also provide examples of other important skills such as leadership, practice, hard work, dedication and self-confidence. The camp is open to athletes who received funding in 2014 from KidSport in order to play football and is supported by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Elite Performance and KidSport Winnipeg.  

"KidSport Winnipeg partnered with Doug Brown and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers five years ago in organizing this camp as just another way to give back directly to the kids we fund,” said the chair of the Winnipeg Region KidSport Committee, Matt Erhard. “It's an immensely positive experience for the kids to learn new skills and interact with some current and alumni Bomber players.”

The camp will take place at The UNITED Health & RecPlex at the University of Winnipeg.

KidSport is a national charity administered in Manitoba by Sport Manitoba which provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.  KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports.  

Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba.  Located in the Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and KidSport.  Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.


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