JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - – Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will be providing 500 preregistered boys and girls the experience of a lifetime at the inaugural Blake Bortles JaxPAL Football Camp. The camp will be held at the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (JaxPAL) football fields in Ed Austin Regional Park, located at 3450 Monument Road, on June 11 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) Foundation and the Blake Bortles Foundation have partnered to enable JaxPAL to provide this free-of-charge camp to not only children served by JaxPAL but also to youth in our community ages five to 16. The camp will provide youth a fun, safe and engaging day of learning skills like agility, proper stances, throwing techniques, catching techniques and much more.
“JOI wanted to create a special event to help raise awareness for JaxPAL and provide athletic training tips, and injury prevention education for JaxPAL and local youth athletes,” said Dr. Bruce Steinberg, director of the JOI Foundation. “We are very excited to team up with Blake and help the kids of JaxPAL.”
Bortles will be joined by outstanding local high school coaches, college coaches and other current and former NFL players.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to bring awareness to JaxPAL and give these local kids an opportunity to run around and hopefully learn a few things from me and a few of my friends,” said Bortles.
Parents interested in learning more about The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. should visit www.jaxpal.com. The 500 preregistered campers will be provided lunch and a T-shirt. For more information about the camp, please call Sgt. Roscoe Simmons at (904) 854-6555 or contact Rachel Jackson of JaxPAL or Tad Dickman of the Jacksonville Jaguars (information provided below).
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