The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) has teamed up with Microsoft Corporation and several National Football League players to combine athletics and computer/video technology all in a weekend camp.
According to the BGCGW, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons players are spending the weekend of July 6-7, with more than 100 youngsters. They will help polish their technology skills using Microsoft tools and use that technology to coach the youths through fitness activities.
“We’ve had a relationship with Microsoft for years now, doing projects in the past,” said Morgan Crook, Communications Director for BGCGW. “One of their guys in communications played football for Georgia Tech, and he had an idea of combining actual football activities with video games. So we started planning and now we have …NFL players that will come out and spend the weekend with us in D.C. with our youths.”
The NFL players that will participate includes Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengal; Derrick Morgan and Leger Douzable of the Tennessee Titans; Anthony Allen of the Baltimore Ravens; Vance Walker of the Atlanta Falcons; and Keyaron Fox of the Washington Redskins.
Crook told the AFRO the pro players will lead a mini-football training camp, an inflatable football obstacle course, a Moviemaker workshop, and an interactive Xbox Kinect gaming systems loaded with different sports challenges.
The first day of the camp began July 6 at noon at the Microsoft Store at Tyson’s Corner Mall in Tyson’s Corner, Va. The camp resumes July 7 at 1 p.m. at the Jelleff Boys and Girls Club Recreation Center in Georgetown, Northwest D.C.
For more information on the camp, go to www.bgcgw.org.