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Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel partners with NFL veteran Chuck Wiley to host football and cheerleader camp

Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel partners with NFL veteran Chuck Wiley to host football and cheerleader camp
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POSTED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:04am

Shaping the lives of tomorrow’s future is in the hands of a caring and compassionate NFL Veteran, Chuck Wiley and his foundation, 99Wayz2Win. The football and cheerleading training camp for boys and girls ages 9-18 will be held on Saturday, June 22nd. The camp is free and will be conducted at Banks-Daniel and Wiley’s Alma Mater, Southern University Laboratory School (Southern Lab) from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“I am so pleased to be a part of this event, over 2000 youth have been impacted through the programs and services implemented by the 99Wayz2Win Foundation in the Metro Atlanta and City-Parish Baton Rouge communities” said Banks-Daniel.

In addition to the football and cheerleader instruction, emphasis will be placed on the important of academics, proper nutrition and health, and the value of maintaining solid character. Bayou Stars Football Camp is sponsored by USA Football, a national governing body of American football at youth and amateur levels. Wiley, a sport specific trainer/football skill coach, certified Nike SPARQ Trainer, and USA Track & Field Level 1 Trainer will make sure campers receive a SPARQ rating and a resource guide that address key academic and life skills.

Each camper will have the opportunity to interact with Wiley and other invited NFL and college football guests such as: Frank Alexander (Panthers), Marcus Spears (Ravens), Furnell Hankton (AFL-Storm-R), Ron Leary (Cowboys). Earl Patin (Baylor), John Simon (Titans-R), Chad Jones (Giants-FA), Kevin Minter (Cardinals), and Chris Scott (Texas Christian University). Tara Hollins, head cheerleader coach at Southern Lab. will lead the cheerleader camp.

“It is important to provide programming opportunities for the youth in Baton Rouge. We use sports as a vehicle to help them to understand that the same dedication and hard-work on the field must be transferred to the classroom to be successful.” Chuck Wiley’s 99Wayz2Win Foundation was established in 2001 to provide youth with positive influences in their lives through mentors.

Free t-shirts and refreshments will be provided for all participants.

For more information, please visit www.sulabschool.org.

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