The Playmakers Sacramento Basketball One-Day Event

On November 16, we are providing a Special-Needs Basketball One-Day Event for kids with physical, emotional and social challenges at Oak Hills Church in Folsom, CA. We are partnering with Kids First, UCP, Big Brothers/Sisters and the local chapter for Special Olympics. These agencies are inviting special-needs and at-risk youth to a fun day of basketball and other activities that will be adapted to their abilities. Mentors and volunteers will be assisting so the parents can just enjoy watching their children having FUN.

Oak Hills Church
Saturday, November 16: 10am-1pm
1100 Blue Ravine Rd.
Folsom, CA

Each child will “partner” with a Playmakers mentor to ensure a full day of FUN!

  • All players will receive a Playmakers basketball jersey
  • Games will be played at the church’s INDOOR facility
  • Music, food, fun and more
  • Special surprises for the participants
  • Families are encouraged to attend and enjoy the festivities

Burgess Brothers ChurWaffle LogoDon’t miss your chance to try the famous Burgess Brothers Churwaffle!

Jonathon and Matthew Burgess are local entrepreneurs who have built their roots in the community by giving back. In addition to their wildly popular BBQ Sauce and Churwaffle Brand, they are still active in their public service professions (Firefighting and Law Enforcement). Read all about the Burgess Brothers here. Plan to arrive at our event early to get a taste of all the excitement!

We are looking to reach at-risk families- our goal is to give the kids a really fun, positive day away from the stress of their daily lives.

If you are interested in learning more about The Playmakers, stop by, have a Churwaffle, and watch the kids faces light up with a day of  fun designed just for them. Thank you to @SONorCal, @KidsFirstNow, @KFNow and @myUCP for partnering with us to make this day possible for the families.

This one-day basketball event is a follow-up since our Sacramento One Day Football Camp held at El Camino High School last June. The Playmakers are forming communities in the three cities where football camps were hosted.

Sponsorships are available and volunteers are welcome. You can learn more about our 3-City Tour 2019 which was the kickoff for an entire year of activities for each Playmakers Community.

Questions about Playmakers or this event? Contact Phil DuBois at 571-389-4094 or email phildubois@theplaymakers.org.

We are making a difference for these kids all year long. Our next event is a football game at Sac State. Follow us on social media for updates!

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Summer 2019: Playmakers Football Camp News

What a summer it has been!

We began in April with The Playmaker/Tim Brown camp for kids here in Sacramento.  Our camp featured 100 at-risk/special needs kids including 15 hearing impaired and deaf kids. What a blast we had with K9 and the CHP high speed demonstrations from law enforcement’s finest.  Tim Brown and The Playmakers will be expanding the event to invite more kids next spring.  The camp was facilitated by 3 local high schools including Rio Americano, El Camino and Mira Loma High Schools.

Buffalo, NY Football Camp

On May 4th Playmaker Harrison Phillips hosted another 100 at risk/special needs football camp at the Buffalo Bills practice facility. What an experience for the kids, including participation from law enforcement, the local fire department and many volunteers. Between events, everyone danced to the DJ music that was played throughout the day, and FUN was emphasized with lots of encouragement. Harrison brought eight fellow Buffalo Bill players with him to coach for the day, and we had volunteers from four Buffalo High School football teams who all worked to make this a tremendous day for the kids.

Plans are being made for next summer’s Buffalo, NY event at The Bills facility where we plan to host over 200 kids. With our goal of building a Playmakers Community in Buffalo, we are making plans for those who attended camp in May to come watch Harrison Phillips and the Buffalo Bills play at the end of August against The Minnesota Vikings.  Pretty cool stuff for Harrison’s Buffalo Playmakers.

Sacramento, CA Football Camp

In June at El Camino High School, Harrison Phillips as well as Oakland Raider Playmaker Jordan Richards coaching our Lil’ Playmakers. The camp was facilitated by two rival high schools that worked together to make the day a great one for the kids. Lunch was provided by our new corporate partner, The Burgess Brothers – amazing food and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

Omaha, NE Football Camp

In July, The Playmakers hosted 100 kids, 4 high schools and a variety of corporate sponsors for a Give Back day in Harrison’s home town. The kids participated in a variety of football drills and games including tug-of-war and water balloon fights. We danced to the DJ, had a local police dog and horses demonstration. The fire department gave a tremendous demonstration and the high school players did a tremendous job facilitating the day. The kids loved seeing Harrison and other retired NFLers who came to visit. Over 300 were in attendance and plans are already being made for follow up activities during the year and camp next summer.

We are now planning upcoming events:

  • At risk/special needs basketball game
  • Sacramento State Football Game
  • Buffalo Bills (Harrison’s Team) against The Minnesota Vikings
  • Stanford Football Game
  • Sacramento Go Kart Day
  • Omaha Go Kart Day

Stay tuned for updates by following one of our social media channels below!

The Playmakers is planning for our 2020 summer football/recreational sports days with the goals of reaching 1000 kids in the following cities: Sacramento, Buffalo, Omaha, Fremont and San Diego.  If you have any media or possible sponsorship connections in these cities, we need you on our team!  Follow us on our social media for updates, call Coach Roz at 916-220-1284 or email him if you can help.

Tim Brown 911 Playmakers Camp in Sacramento April 19

Hosted at the CHR Training Academy in West Sacramento, this FREE Camp is about more than just football.

Former NFLer Tim Brown brings his FREE 911 Football Camp for kids with special needs to the Sacramento region.

UPDATE: Date of camp is now April 19, 2019.

Every year Tim Brown invites The Playmaker Team to attend his camp. It is an exciting day where all the kids get an experience they will never forget. This year we will be joined by Friends of Playmakers who have shown their commitment to helping our special group of kids overcome personal and family life challenges.

This exciting day of demonstrations and activities includes:

  • Police Dog Demonstrations
  • Police Helicopters Presentation
  • Deaf football players and coaches communication demonstration
  • Water balloon challenge
  • Pro and College football players in attendance
  • Highway Patrol Demonstrations

Contact Coach Roz if you are interested in giving back and showing their support.

You can see a more detailed video about the Tim Brown 9-1-1 football camp here.

 

The annual Tim Brown Mentor Mini Football Camp has been scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2019, at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy.  Registration begins at 0730 hours and the event ends around 1500 hours.  This is a one-day football camp for 100 young boys between the ages of  7 and 12 from urban, single parent, fatherless homes and is sponsored by the 9-1-1 for Kids Foundation and retired Oakland Raider and NFL Hall of Fame player Tim Brown.  The event is a great opportunity to be a role model for these youths as their mentor dad for the day while they learn and interact through football training drills.  This camp provides an opportunity for older, wiser, and more experienced individuals to provide support and guidance to a minor whose environment increases his chances of exposure to academic failure, gangs and violence, use of alcohol and drugs, and other at-risk behaviors.​

The Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp for Fatherless Boys, was established in 1999 to address the devastating effects of “fatherless families.” This annual event led by Tim Brown, and hosted by the CHP at its Academy in Sacramento during May each year matches 100 disadvantaged boys, 10-19 years of age, to a CHP officer who serves as their a mentor dad. Mentor and mentee participate in a football training camp just like the pros. The event assists boys absent a father in their homes and urban children who can benefit from encouragement and guidance from a caring adult.

Building self esteem for at-risk youth gives them tools for adulthood.

Jeremy came to us summer before last with a heavy heart and zero self-confidence. After his first Summer Camp with The Playmakers, Jeremy has found friends and supporters – a new family of sorts.

Most importantly, Jeremy is building his self esteem.

Through one-on-one coaching, Jeremy has responded positively and now has a future to look forward to. He is building life-long connections with The Playmakers family, and he will always have a place in our hearts.

develop self esteem

The majority of our Lil’ Pups (young Playmakers) come to us from difficult circumstances. The Playmakers goal is to help these student learn what it is like to belong to a team – friends he has made and coaches that model positive character traits. Jeremy has embraced The Playmakers Creed and learned what it means to be a person of character who thinks of others before themselves. These skills have helped him overcome challenging life changes that were thrown his way.

Watch these videos to hear what kids have to say about attending The Playmakers program.

Our goal is to help every child in this way — we all have challenges, some deeply hidden. It is crucial to reach these kids while they are young – so they are more prepared for life challenges and know what it means to do the right thing when no one is watching.

developing self esteem in youthCoach Roz and his team use a character development curriculum to coach and empowering disadvantaged kids to make their path in life and not just follow others. Football is not a major component of our program as it used to be, but the values and character that embody Coach Roz’s principles from his football days is the core of our program. Coach Roz’s latest book: Coaching Character and Leadership. Playbook for Parents is now available on Amazon.