Saints Junior Training Camp
Three hundred of our local sixth grade students took it to the field today for a junior training camp with New Orleans Saints officials.
Maya Whitehead crossroads elementary 6th grader
“It’s kind of awesome, I feel like I’m part of the Saint’s team and stuff like that. It’s just amazing and I’m glad to have this opportunity and my whole class to have this opportunity as well.”
The kids were divided into small groups where they put their grid iron skills to the test through a series of football drills just like the Saints do.
Saints officials also encouraged the kids to pass on the electronics and tackle the outdoors.
Dominique Evans crossroads elementary school 6th grader
“We can do many things going outside instead of just being on phones and tablets.”
And it was their outside participation that landed them on this field and in this saints training camp. Sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary Of Gulfport.
These sixth grade students from crossroads elementary, Saucier Elementary, and Pass Christian Middle School won an off field competition for their environmental endeavors.
Sara Farragut junior auxiliary of Gulfport provisional class president
“These schools collected over 617-thousand pop tops that are being donated to the Ronald McDonald house of mobile.”
News 25’s Kristen Durand, “Health and fitness is a big part of this program and leaders hope that these kids will not only learn the fundamentals of the game, but also the game of life.”
Sara Farragut Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport provisional class president
“We just really hope the kids can take what they learned today and incorporate it into their everyday life, not just about the football game but also health and fitness and how important it is to them.”
And it seems that’s just what they did walking off the field with a great sense of appreciation.
Caroline Poley Saucier Elementary school 6th grader
“Being able to be active and know that people are taking out time in their day to help us.”
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