Redskins' Blackmon to host annual football clinic July 8

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Washington Redskins’ and Rhode Island native Will Blackmon will return home to the Ocean State in July to host his third annual USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for youth. The free, one-day clinic, is Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Warwick’s Bishop Hendricken High – Blackmon’s alma mater. The camp, open to youth 7- to 14-years-old, is designed to introduce youth to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and energetic environment. Free for participants, the camp is supported through a grant from the NFL Foundation.

“I love coming back home to Rhode Island. It’s important to me to give back to the community and offer a free football camp for kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate,” Blackmon said.

Blackmon, the former All-Stater and All-American at Hendricken and standout at Boston College, is entering his 12th season in the NFL. He has played for the Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants.  

Blackmon’s experienced camp staff will be comprised of many former Rhode Island standouts including Jordan Monk (St. Raphael/North Carolina State), Robert Sewall (Portsmouth/Brown University) and Chancellor Logan (North Kingstown/Georgetown). Several of Blackmon’s former Boston College teammates will also be in attendance.

“All my instructors are great role models. I wanted to incorporate coaches who grew up in Rhode Island and went on to have successful careers so that the kids here could relate to them,” said Blackmon.  

The third annual Will Blackmon FUNdamentals Football Camp will have two sessions. The morning session will be held open to youth 7- to 10-years-old and will be held 9 a.m.-noon. Check-in will be held at 8:15 a.m. The afternoon session will be open to youth 11- to 14-years-old and is slated for 1-4 p.m. Check-in will be held at 12:15 p.m.

Space is limited. To register, visit: willblackmonfootball. For more information, contact: debweinreich1@gmail.com

The third annual Will Blackmon Football Camp is sponsored by USA Football, NFLPA, Nuts ‘N More, BankRI, Gilbane Construction, adidas, New England Sports Training (NEST), O’Leary Law, Bishop Hendricken High School, Elite Wireless, 4 Corners Coffee and Deuce Brand.

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