Youth football camps can leave big impacts on young athletes.
Broncos linebacker Todd Davis attended a San Diego Chargers camp when he was young, and it inspired him. Now Davis, 23 years old and entering his second season in the NFL, is holding his own camp.
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"I want to let kids know that you can make it from here — it doesn’t matter where you’re from. As long as you work hard and stay focused, you can do it," Davis said during a recent phone interview with MHR.
The one-day camp will be held Saturday in Davis's hometown of Palmdale, California. The camp, held at Highland High School, kicks off at 9 a.m. local time.
(Call 661-492-5853 to register for the camp.)
Karen Davis, Todd's mother, has been helping promote the camp and securing sponsorship for kids who otherwise would be unable to afford the camp.
"When he was in high school, I was the loudest, most excited parent there, and that has transitioned right on in to college and pro. I’m super proud of him, not only for what he does on the field, but his character off the field as well.
"He’s always had a desire to give back. I knew he would want to do this."
This will mark Davis's first camp, and he plans to continue holding them in the future.