Snippets via press release: NFLers Kerry Rhodes of the NY Jets and Amobi Okoye of the Houston Texans revisit another year of great events in support of children in Louisville, KY, home of the prestigious Kentucky Derby for their 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Youth Football Camp and Celebrity Basketball Game.
Kerry and Amobi, both University of Louisville alum, felt there was a need to give back through their foundations to the youth of Louisville. Joining them this year include Darrelle Revis (NY Jets), Jerricho Cotchery (NY Jets) and Antoine Harris (ATL Falcons), also a University of Louisville alum, who will participate in the football camp and provide the children with an environment of icons.
Kerry and Amobi's mission for the annual football camp is to empower and provide the opportunity to learn sportsmanship, teamwork, the basics of the game, and to give young men optimism on their education and skills. The camp will be conducted by the renowned Byron Williams (NFL Retiree), founder of BW Sports, LLC.
Following the football camp, the Celebrity Basketball Game will be held where versatile athletes will demonstrate their skills on the court alongside other professional athletes, and notables in entertainment with a host of some of the hottest actors and music industry artists.
WHEN: Friday, May 1, 2009, 9:00am, Youth Football Camp/4:00pm Celebrity Basketball Game
WHERE: Louisville, KY, University of Louisville Trager Center Indoor Facility (Youth Football Camp) and Univ. of Louisville Cardinal Arena (Celebrity Basketball Game)
To register for the KY Derby Youth Football Camp and for ticket locations/purchase for the KY Derby Celebrity Basketball Game, visit http://www.kerryrhodes.com/.
ABOUT THE KERRY RHODES FOUNDATION
The KERRY RHODES Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by NFL New York Jets star Kerry Rhodes. The charity's mission is twofold. The organization uses its resources to support the maintenance of high school facilities throughout the country while also assisting young men and women birthed from these institutions to further themselves educationally by providing them with scholarships that serves to reaffirm the bold steps taken by those who dare to dream.
ABOUT THE AMOBI OKOYE FOUNDATION
The Amobi Okoye Foundation provides hope to kids and communities through a series of programs and services designed to mentor youth and young adults; mitigate childhood obesity and build stronger communities around the globe. The Foundation's global effort, "C.A.T.E" (Changing Africa Through Education) provides education scholarships, funds the building of clean water wells, and supports healthcare initiatives in developing parts of Nigeria.