Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lauren's First And Goal Football Camp

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA  Sports Hour

There's a great camp for high school football players for a great cause coming-up this Sunday (June 5th) at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Lauren's First and Goal Foundation ("LFG") puts on the outstanding camp that last year played host to 1,700 players and 250 college coaches.  LFG Foundation is a non-profit organization started in 2004 by John and Marianne Loose, in honor of their daughter Lauren, a 14-year old pediatric brain tumor survivor.

John, who is currently the defensive coordinator at Lafayette, was a guest on the May 22nd NHSCA Sports Hour.  He spoke about how the one-day camp has become one of the biggest in America.

In addition, Loose proudly spoke about the organization's book called Manual of Football Drills and Skills, which is a compilation of techniques used by top college and professional coach.  Over 130 coaches from Divisions I, II and III volunteered their time and ideas for the creation of the book, whose proceeds benefit the foundation.

Since it's inception, Lauren's First and Goal has raised more than a million dollars toward its mission to provide financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services; to offer financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer; and to increase awareness of the disease.

New UConn head football coach Paul Pasqualoni will speak at Sunday's camp, which will accept walk-ins on the day of the event.  It's open to student-athletes who will be entering grades 9-through-12 in the fall.

LFG Foundation will also hold a camp June 26th at Otterbein University in Ohio.  Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin will be the guest speaker at that camp.

To listen to John Loose's interview, click here.

To buy the book, click here.

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