DALLAS – Football camp may be out of the question this summer, but military kids can still get some training in thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Procter & Gamble and six real-life football stars.
Between July 1 and 20, six Facebook Live ProCamps featuring professional football players will be held at www.facebook.com/ProCamps (all times Eastern):
- July 1 (7 p.m.) – Todd Gurley, Atlanta Falcons
- July 8 (11 a.m.) – Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys
- July 13 (9 a.m.) – Andre Roberts, Buffalo Bills
- July 15 (9 a.m.) – Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints
- July 18 (10 a.m.) – Malcolm Perry, Miami Dolphins
- July 20 (10 a.m.) – Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
During each 90-minute session, the player will go through four different drills, which kids can practice along with from home with little or no equipment. Viewers can also submit questions during the session for a chance to get an on-air answer from the athlete.
“As military families continue to practice social distancing during the pandemic, it’s important to make sure kids stay physically active,” said Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor. “This is a great way for kids to not only get some exercise but make star-studded memories that will last a lifetime.”
Each event will also feature pre-selected videos of military kids from six installations doing a real NFL training drill and asking the athlete a question. Videos from Okinawa, Japan; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Fort Sill, Okla.; Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; Fort Riley, Kan.; and Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. will be featured.
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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.2 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.
For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Conner Hammett, 214-312-2714 or email@example.com.
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