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
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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.