The official release....
The Chris Canty Camp of Champions was in New York for the first time this summer. New York Giants Defensive Lineman Chris Canty and other NFL players taught on and off the field skills to campers, most of who hail from underprivileged families. The two-day camp, which started today and continues tomorrow, is sponsored by the Chris Canty Foundation, United Way of New York City and the Police Athletic League of New York City.
“Achieve all your dreams and make them a priority in your life," Chris Canty told the kids during camp.
"Fitness is a crucial component in battling childhood obesity and increasing healthy lifestyles,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, Senior Vice President of Community Investment, United Way of NYC. “We’re proud to partner with The Chris Canty Foundation in presenting the Chris Canty Camp of Champions, which is providing 325 New York City kids the opportunity to learn about exercise and health from their football heroes.”
“We have close to 300 kids here today and 25 NFL players teaching them a lot more than just the sport,” said Joseph Canty Jr., President and Chairman, Chris Canty Foundation. “Our program is about teaching the kids how to be good leaders, how to make the right choices and how to believe in themselves."
The Camp is taking place in Washington Heights on June 28th and 29th, its first New York City location. The Chris Canty Foundation has awarded several scholarships to the Chris Canty Camp of Champions, a Youth Football Fundamentals Camp. The Camp was founded in 2007 by Chris Canty, starting Defensive tackle of the Super Bowl XLVI New York Giants. The two day football camp is committed to elevating the quality of youth football skills for boys ages 8-16 and is a non-contact, fundamental football camp designed to improve a child’s beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill level.