The top players for the Philadelphia Eagles have a great track record of giving back to the community and growing the overall fanbase.
Not even a full month after DeVonta Smith successfully ran a celebrity softball game that brought fans and teammates together, it looks like Miles Sanders is looking to start his own yearly event.
Miles Sanders and his mother, Marlene, will host their inaugural 2022 Miles Sanders Youth Football Camp at The Wolvarena, Woodland Hills’ iconic football stadium, from 11 AM to 2 PM. 250 kids aged six through 13 are expected to participate.
“This is something I always wanted to do, there was no doubt about it,” Sanders said. “Growing up in Pittsburgh, football means everything. When I was young, I would go to Steelers camp events and be in awe. To see guys like Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu, when you’re that age you see them as superheroes. Now it’s my time to pay that back and provide the same feeling for my community.”
The camp will have boys & girls participating in football specific games and drills that emphasize the importance of teamwork and the value of good character.
The camp will also feature surprise appearances from notable NFL players.
Miles Sanders has had deep roots in the Pennsylvania community and has helped generate donations for the Pittsburgh Boys and Girls Club’s program to end gun violence, via the NFL “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative.
He has also distributed Thanksgiving meals to local families in need in partnership with the Eagles and Campbell’s Soup. Last, but not least, he honored Antwon Rose Jr, a fatal victim of police violence in his neighborhood, in 2020.
With this camp, Miles Sanders hopes to change the lives of a few young football players.
Sanders has played football his entire career in the state of Pennsylvania. A college star from Penn State, Sanders was drafted in the second round by the Eagles in 2019 and has totaled over 3,000 yards from scrimmage in three seasons with the team.
For more information on how to attend or donate in support, visit MilesSandersFootballCamp.com.
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