FREE Full-Day Camps Offer Youth Football with Combine Testing, Tumbling and Cheerleading Fundamentals, along with Health and Safety Workshops for Parents
Malcolm Jenkins, 2x NFL Super Bowl Champion, 3x Pro Bowl Safety and New Jersey native, hosted The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation‘s 8th annual Next Level Youth Football & Cheer Camps for 550 local boys and girls between the ages of 7-17. The camps, held at Piscataway High School (Jenkins’ alma mater!) 100 Behmer Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ, . The free camps, offered youth a fun and inspirational opportunity to learn football fundamentals, participate in competitions, while learning lessons of teamwork, consideration of others and self-discipline and how to attain their potential in sports and in life. Campers met and learned from Jenkins, invited current and former NFL players and local area coaches, in an environment created to educate, inspire and motivate. Participants were grouped based on age for each camp and received a camp t-shirt, complimentary lunch and snacks, autographs and giveaways!
This year marked the second year the Foundation offered a Tumbling Camp for Cheerleaders presented in partnership with Hall of Famer, World Champion Power Tumbler, Rayshine Harris of Shine Tumblers, for 100 campers ages 7-17.
The camp offerings also included health, wellness, and sports safety information workshops for parents and guardians, through a partnership with Safe Kids New Jersey. Panelist provided information on topics of: Concussion Recognition and Recovery, Athletes and Opioids, Mental Health and Suicide Awareness, the Importance of Sleep in Athletes, and Injury Prevention through Sports Performance and Conditioning, followed by a Q & A session.
This year’s camp was made possible with support from Nexus Sports, AT&T, Shine Tumblers, Beyond Meat, Dynasty Innovations, Piscataway Township Schools, Safe Kids New Jersey, Philadelphia Eagles, RWJ Barnabas Health, American Water, BASH, Township of Piscataway, NFL Players Association, Heldrich, North Stelton Volunteer Fire Squad, Dream Factory Balloon, BDA SPORTS, Build A Head, EA Sports, Fanatics, Gatorade, Kind Snacks, Panini America, Strideline, Win Craft, Inc, 500 Hundred Level, and other contributors.