FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- While teams shift their focus to off-season team activities, Hyundai Motor America, an official sponsor of the National Football League (NFL), is providing young fans with the experience of a lifetime. For the third year in a row, the Hyundai Youth Football Camp is giving children ages 7 to 13 the chance to take the field and learn from their favorite teams and players.
Sessions will be held in Pittsburgh, South Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, Los Angeles, the New York City area and Houston, with local NFL stars and coaches joining Hyundai to lead structured football drills and dish out tips. The camps will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions and attendees will go through safe and instructional conditioning and football activities. The camps will include:
- May 19, 2018: Pittsburgh Steelers
Location: Cool Springs Sports Complex, Pittsburgh, PA
Players: Ryan Shazier, Linebacker and Jesse James, Tight End
- June 2, 2018: Miami Dolphins
Location: Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
Player: Jason Taylor, Former Defensive End
- June 23, 2018: Minnesota Vikings
Location: Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, Eagan, MN
Player: Kyle Rudolph, Tight End
- July 2, 2018: Arizona Cardinals
Location: Arizona Sports Complex, Glendale, AZ
Player: Patrick Peterson, Cornerback
- July 7, 2018: Los Angeles Rams
Location: Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
Player: Aaron Donald, Defensive Tackle
- July 14, 2018: New York
Location: Superdome Sports, Waldwick, NJ
Player: Evan Engram, Tight End
- July 21, 2018: Houston Texans
Location: Texans Practice Facility, Houston, TX
Player: Jadeveon Clowney, Defensive End
"Like the NFL, Hyundai is fully dedicated to its fans and consumers, providing memorable experiences they'll hold on to forever," said Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. "We're excited for another year of Hyundai's Youth Football Camps and showing kids and their families how passion can make things possible."
Hyundai's nonprofit organization, Hyundai Hope On Wheels, will invite local childhood cancer survivors to all seven camps to continue raising awareness of pediatric cancer. Hyundai Hope On Wheels will donate more than $15 million to children's hospitals across the U.S. this year to continue its commitment to funding research in pursuit of cures for pediatric cancer.
Parents will be encouraged to watch their children participate in the camp while also having the opportunity to check out the latest Hyundai vehicles. Fans are invited to register their children, ages 7 to 13, to participate in the Hyundai Youth Football Camp program. For more information, please visit http://hyundaiyouthfootballcamp.com.
The Hyundai Youth Football Camp program aligns with the NFL's Play Football Summer Season initiative that aims to introduce kids to the game of football and hone their skills, all while developing their leadership, self-discipline and teamwork attributes.
"Thanks to partners like Hyundai, thousands of children will learn valuable life lessons and the fundamentals of football from current and former NFL players and coaches, who endeavor to be outstanding role models for these young individuals both on and off the field," said Natara Holloway, vice president of NFL Youth & High School Football. "Hyundai's continued commitment to hosting youth summer camps has set a precedent and is an example for all."
Hyundai is entering its fourth season as an official NFL sponsor and is the official car and SUV of the league. It also has relationships with six teams, including the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. Hyundai's Youth Football Camp program is managed by Advantage.
Hyundai Motor America
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