ELLENWOOD – A one-day Quincy Carter Football Camp is planned for middle and high school players at Village Park at North Henry next month.
The camp, is hosted by Henry County Commissioner Bruce Holmes, and presented by the Dolphins Elite Association. Under the direction of former Dallas Cowboy Quincy Carter, the camp will be held on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Village Park, 750 Fairview Road in Ellenwood.
“I’m excited for the youth football community in Henry and neighboring counties. This will be a great opportunity for kids to learn fundamentals, develop skills and understand the game of football from the former University of Georgia and Dallas Cowboy quarterback,” Holmes said. “Over the past three years, Village Park has hosted Cam Newton’s Flag Football Tournament and other celebrity events. Having Quincy Carter and other former NFL stars in the village will be a great benefit and wonderful experience for the youth in our community.”
Carter, former NFL player, said combined camps are a great way to help young athletes develop the skills needed to take their games to the next level, and that his camp works with the complete student athlete, focusing on athleticism but also the importance of SATs, scholarships, school work, to prepare young people for life both on and off the field.
“Football has done a lot for me. I’ve gone to the highest levels in the sport, but I have also had some derailments,” Carter said. “To stay on the right track, we want to turn the light switch on for these young athletes to build both body and mind. It’s not only a football camp but a mentoring program as well.”
Lorenzo Harris, Dolphins Elite Association president, said he was excited the association was a part of such an “amazing” opportunity.
“We are committed to motivating and inspiring our youth in the community. Our kids are eager to learn and will benefit tremendously from this camp. We appreciate Village Park for the platform to allow our children to continue to grow and become extraordinary individuals,” Harris said.
For more information and registration, contact Harris at 984-377-6789.