We all know football in the state of Oklahoma is a lifestyle, and this weekend kids of all ages can get tips on football and other things from some of the biggest names in the sport.
The Armor and Glory Football Camp was started in 2008 by Terrane Jackson. And from its start he wanted this camp to be more than just playing the sport.
“It’s about building and developing our young people, mentally, physically, and spiritually, athletics is just a bonus,” said Terrance Jackson, the organizer of the camp.
Jackson won a state football championship with Midwest City and understands the pressure athletics can have.
“The camp side, where they are running the drills, that’s easy the real part is how can we touch and really elevate somebody’s life,” said Jackson
The camp is instructed by former college and NFL greats, some that participated in the camp as kids.
Collin Clay took part in the camp in high school and now plays for the OSU.
“There’s a bunch of kids out here that don’t have figures to help them and motivate them, and I feel like that I had a moment when I was their age that I didn’t have anybody to motivate me,” said Clay.
The camp is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at Putnam City West High School for ages 5 to 18. Each participant gets camp gear and lunch for $60. Terrance has special accommodation for families that can’t pay for the camp.
“We’re taking care of sixty young people that come from single parent homes, that may not be able to afford to send one kid let alone two,” said Jackson.
“We just really want to love on them, pour into them and give them the opportunity to see what the next level looks like,” said Jackson
For information about the camp and to register visit www.agfaith.com