By: Lanetra Bennett
July 25, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - Former FSU and NFL star Corey Simon is hosting his 4th "Corey's Kids Camp for Champions."
The camp kicked off Friday afternoon with games and kickball at "Palmer Munroe Teen Center" in Tallahassee.
Simon partners with the Florida Department of Children and Families and Big Bend Community Based Care to help 45 kids in foster care.
The former defensive tackle spends the weekend teaching the teens life skills, and gives them the summer camp experience.
Sixteen-year-old Crystal says, "It feels really good, in my opinion. It makes me know that or lets me know that there's somebody out there that actually cares."
Fourteen-year-old Roshaun says, "When you're in the system, you really don't think there's nobody for you when you first get there. Then you realize you have so many people to back you up."
Corey Simon says, "Why not go to the least of them to ensure that they get an opportunity to experience things that other kids get to experience. So, that was the inspiration."
Friday night, campers will be treated to dinner and an IMAX movie. Saturday, they'll spend the day at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.
To learn more about how to foster or adopt one of these young people, go to www.myflfamilies.com/.
Press Release: FL Department of Children and Families
Corey Simon Kicks Off the 4th Annual “Corey’s Kids” Camp for Champions
More than 45 children will participate in athletic, mentoring activities
Tallahassee – For the fourth year, the Department of Children and Families
(DCF) and Big Bend Community Based Care are partnering with former Florida
State University and NFL star defensive tackle Corey Simon to host Corey’s
Kids Camp for Champions for 45 foster youth this weekend on the campus of
Florida State University.
Corey’s Kids camp will kick off Friday afternoon at Palmer Munroe Teen
Center for a camp kickball game! Friday night the campers will be treated
to dinner and a movie at the Tallahassee IMAX Theater. Saturday, campers
will spend the entire day participating in nature focused, outdoor
activities with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers
at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.
Sponsors for the 2014 Corey’s Kids Camp include Beau Turner Youth
Conservation Center, Wells Fargo, R.A.W. Construction, First Florida Credit
Union, and Publix.
Media are invited to attend the following events:
Friday, July 25
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Palmer Munroe Teen Center
1900 Jackson Bluff Road
Saturday, July 26
9:30am - 1:30 pm
Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center
9194 S. Jefferson Hwy.,
(Directions: From I-10, exit US 19 (Exit 225) in Jefferson County, go south
for 4.2 miles. The center is on your right. From US 27, turn north onto
US 19 in Jefferson County and go approximately 1/3 of a mile; look for the
center on your left.)
For more information, please visit: http://www.campsforchampions.com