A Legendary Weekend Kicks Off with a Unique Opportunity for QCA Disabled Youth PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Johansen Murray   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 07:42

Davenport, IA – This weekend, the Quad Cities will welcome back more than 40 former Hawkeye football players to coach and take part in a Legendary weekend, which begins with a special camp for area disabled youth. On Friday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. nearly 50 disabled youth in the Quad Cities will gather at Brady Street Stadium in Davenport to practice football with the best, play games and experience prime field time.

Highlights of the All Stars Camp include:

  • One-on-one helmet fitting

  • Special take home HAVlife™ jerseys for all participants

  • Skills and games coached by Hawkeyes including current and former NFL players

  • Autographed take home helmets for all participants

Sponsored by Rock Valley Physical Therapy, CEO Mike Horsfield explains, “Our company has always been a big supporter of the Legends of Iowa Football Camp and the HAVlife™ Foundation. We thought it would be wonderful to provide this experience to our area’s disabled youth. For many, this may be their first time to participate in a football camp, a very memorable opportunity for all of us involved.”

The Legendary weekend will continue with a fundraiser event at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel on Friday evening. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet with coaches as well as take photos and get autographs from coaches. The event is open to the public, tickets are $50. Details are available at HAVlife.org. On Saturday, June 15 the 3rd annual Legends of Iowa Football Camp will be hosted at Brady Street Stadium. The camp will be for all youth entering grades 5 – 10 in Iowa and Illinois. Details are also available at HAVlife.org.

 

The Legends of Iowa Football Camp program was established by the Iowa Football Club in 2011. The Iowa Football Club is a non-profit organization, whose members are all former University of Iowa football players and football department staff members. The club’s mission is to provide a camp opportunity to help youth be successful on both the playing field and in the game of life. For more information visit www.legendsofiowa.com.

 

HAVlife™ was established in 2007 in honor of Hunter Aaron Vondran, who passed away at the young age of 13 due to injuries sustained in a tragic accident. The organization serves to prevent lost potential of youth through sponsoring participation scholarships in the areas of music, arts and athletic programs for at-risk youth in the schools and community. To date the foundation has raised and granted over $350,000. For more information visit www.havlife.org.

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