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Bohanon Foundation football camp attracts 300 youths

By Staff | Jul 3, 2024

A young camper sidesteps a blocking dummy. PROVIDED

The annual Tommy Bohanon Foundation Youth Football Camp attracted a record number of participants to North Fort Myers High School recently.

Three hundred youths took part in the free one-day event for student-athletes in first through eighth grades.

Participants got an opportunity to expand their love and knowledge of football with the help of experienced football coaches. The team of coaches provided hands-on training by guiding participants through NFL-style drills that lay a solid foundation for good sportsmanship.

Lunch was provided by Tropical Smoothie Café and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office ice cream truck provided sweet treats for all participants at the end of the camp.

“This is one of our biggest events of the year,” said foundation president Tommy Bohanon. “It’s always great to see the young kids out on the field laughing and having a good time while both learning the game and acquiring some valuable life lessons.”

Foundation president and former NFL player Tommy Bohanon helps a camper with blocking techniques. PROVIDED

Sponsors for the camp included Extreme Florida Roofing, Advanced Seamless Gutters, Arthur Printing, Barry Goettemoeller Remax, Custom Pools by Design, Garramone Board Certified Plastic Surgery, Johnny Prevatt & Sons Paving, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Lee Drywall, Nor-Tech Hi Performance Boats, Patriot Storm Shutters, Personal Touch Banquet & Catering, Potts’ Sports Cafe, Priority Marketing, Specific Care Chiropractic, Rue Homes, Taylor Carpet One, Thomas Family Foundation and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

About the Tommy Bohanon Foundation

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young athletes reach their highest potential on and off the playing field. Former NFL fullback Tommy Bohanon returned to his hometown in Southwest Florida to pursue his vision of ending generational poverty for at-risk youth.

The foundation funds annual scholarships, sports equipment grants to local high schools, youth football camps, seminars and programs, as well as funding for other local nonprofits. For more information about the Tommy Bohanon Foundation, visit TommyBohanonFoundation.org or call 239-671-0441.