EAST ORANGE, NJ - Super Bowl LII Champion and East Orange native Rasul Douglas, in conjunction with Ted R. Green and Akeem Cares Foundations, will be hosting a Free Youth Football Clinic for up to 250 participants*, ages 8-17, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 between 10am-1pm at Paul Robeson Stadium, 217 North Clinton Street in East Orange. It will feature current NFL players, personal trainers and Douglas and is being coordinated by YSportz Camps.
Douglas, who is entering his third season with the Philadelphia Eagles, partnered with East Orange Mayor Ted Green and Akeem Cunningham, who also serves as an East Orange firefighter, to bring this first-class clinic to East Orange as an innovative opportunity to inspire youth in the community.
A 2012 graduate of Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, Douglas played for the East Orange Campus High Varsity Jaguars and has plans to make the clinic an annual summer event.
“The goals and objectives of this camp are to expose participants of all skills and levels to the fundamentals and rigor of football and how they can apply the principles of perseverance, dedication and commitment to everyday life,” said Douglas. “This will be an ultimate training experience that we hope goes well beyond the field.”
Mayor Green is honored to have Douglas return home and pay it forward.
“East Orange nurtured Rasul and now he is nurturing our children and showing them how hard work pays off,” said Mayor Green. “His generosity speaks volumes about who he is as a football player, a community leader and a man.”
Cunningham echoes his sentiments.
“As an East Orange native and former East Orange Campus High football player, I am extremely proud to offer our youth a chance to build a foundation that is deeply rooted in community support,” said Cunningham. “We know that all of our children have potential and it is up to us as a ‘village’ to provide both daily and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will help to cultivate success.”