POSTED: Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 3:14pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Baton Rouge native, Michael Clayton hosted his first football mini-camp here in Baton Rouge Saturday.
The camp, aimed at boys ages eight to eighteen, paired the young athletes with college players and seasoned coaches. Clayton said several of the young men at the camp are strong athletes, but he is also hoping they walk away with something more than just football skills.
"Not all of these young men are going to play in the NFL or even college football. But the characteristics that you can teach a young man to be successful are tremendous through football," Clayton explained.
He went on to add that in a city like Baton Rouge it is essential for young men to have strong male role models, like coaches, to help them grow in to responsible men. The money from camp enrollment will go to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More than 125 kids showed up to learn skills from some of footballs greats.