Friday, October 31, 2014

Max Starks Football Camp inspires the youth of Orlando

The two day Max Starks Football Camp is free to girls and boys 7-17 years of age but space is limited. Each summer, numerous community partners, dedicated volunteers and several NFL colleagues and coaches reach hundreds of kids in the annual Football Camp in Orlando, FL. The program incorporates life skills, literacy, education and stresses the importance of maintaining a sterling image on and off the field.

Physicals are requested and all registered participants receive a breakfast snack, hydration fluids, lunch, camp t-shirt, Ford sports gear and a minimum of one age appropriate scholastic book.I went to Lake Highland Prepertory School, (901 Highland Ave, Orlando, FL) to sketch as the two days of training kicked off. The auditorium bleachers were full and the anticipation grew as the conversations grew louder.

Max Starks and several team mates opened the day welcoming all the brave young sports enthusiasts. Everyone wore the free tee shirts sporting the Max Starks logo. When everyone was pumped up they all ran out to the football field. Everyone ran laps to start to warm up followed by stretches. I didn't stay for all the training workouts since I was sweating form just doing a sketch.

This years camp location will be announced on April 1st, 2015.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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