Leonard Marshall Talks Kids, Camp, and Community

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June 6th, 2005, the Leonard Marshall Football Academy will open its doors to welcome the kids of South Florida. The camp is geared toward football players of beginner, intermediate or advanced skills, ages 8-18, who are driven to learn or advance their game. Current and former NFL players and coaches, respected local high school football coaches and Leonard, himself, will be on hand each day to coach the kids through proven NFL techniques.

Super Bowl champion, Leonard Marshall, has a keen eye for wise investments. His latest investment is in the lives of kids from his local community through a new effort called the Leonard Marshall Football Academy.

Leonard Marshall has 3 Pro Bowl and 2 Super Bowl Championships under his belt in an illustrious 13-year career as an NFL defensive lineman for the New York Giants, New York Jets and Washington Redskins. After retiring from football in 1996, Mr. Marshall planted his roots in Boca Raton, Florida, where he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of Capital Source Mortgage. It is in his local community of Boca Raton where, on June 6th, 2005, the Leonard Marshall Football Academy will open its doors to welcome the kids of South Florida.

The camp is geared toward football players of beginner, intermediate or advanced skills, ages 8-18, who are driven to learn or advance their game. Current and former NFL players and coaches, respected local high school football coaches and Leonard, himself, will be on hand each day to coach the kids through proven NFL techniques. “I’m proud to be a part of this camp and to be working with such a dedicated person like Leonard Marshall,” said West Boca High School football coach, Willie Dodaro. Also confirmed to participate is former NFL head coach for the Patriots and Giants, Ron Erhardt. “Ron is responsible for mentoring several NFL players, including quarter back, Phil Simms, among many others. This is a huge score for us,” says Marshall.

Located on the grounds of West Boca Community High School, this day camp offers three, one-week camps, each to include lunch and a variety of non-contact activities such as; specialty clinics, scrimmages, daily instructional sessions taught by NFL Pros, and daily seminars. There will also be fun activities like photo and autograph sessions, guest speakers, a post camp review seminar with awards and certificates, and much more. Camp sessions will begin with Session #1, June 6–10, Session #2, June 13–17, and Session #3, June 20–24. A limited number of fully underwritten camp scholarships will be available for those who qualify. Visit http://www.leonardmarshallfootballacademy.com for camp details.

"Some of my NFL buddies will be here with me, including Amani Toomer, Michael Strahan, Tiki Barber, Carl Banks, Ottis Anderson, Joe Morris, Mark Bavaro, Marvin Jones, Jason Taylor and many more. It's sure to be a fun three weeks for all of us," says Leonard. Each camp session will culminate with a special awards ceremony to which all camp attendees, along with their parents or guardians, will be invited to lunch with Leonard, camp sponsors, coaches and famous NFL players.

"I came from little, but I had passion and enthusiasm for life and learning. That, combined with strong family values, hard work, determination, and mentoring, helped to make my dreams come true. Now, it's time for me to cultivate the dreams of kids, and I fully intend to do that through the Leonard Marshall Football Academy. I personally promise to help make your child a better athlete and a more grounded person.”

“After all, it's all about the kids,” says Marshall. “Why dream the dream...when you can live it?"

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