NFLers Return Home for Free Football Camp

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NFL players, Mike Hart, Tyvon Branch, Jo-Lonn Dunbar Give Back to Syracuse

The Central New York Football Academy hosted by Mike Hart, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, and Tyvon Branch is an opportunity for these current NFL players to return to their birth place and to give back to their community. The camp is June 26, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Sunnycrest Park in Syracuse.

They believe that they have been blessed by being able to do something that they love, and are eager to provide mentorship and overall support to their hometown. This is the chance for the children facing struggles and a challenging environment to interact with NFL players who overcame the same difficulties and succeeded.

Their goal is to create an environment of coaching and learning for attendees as well as providing a fun-filled day of activities for families of the Syracuse area. The camp will emphasize the benefits of working hard and setting goals, while also providing insight into the difficult and challenging road to becoming an NFL player.

With the help of Eastbay, Twin Trees Too, Vitkus, Scutari & Cardoso, Parisi Speed School, Wegmans, Express Mart, Sysco Syracuse, the Jefferson Clinton Hotel, Clay Panthers, and other NFL players past and present that will also be in attendance, this camp is sure to be something memorable for Central NY.

Everyone involved is 100% committed to ensuring that this camp is a success and are eager to participate in motivating local kids to greatness.

Go to or email for more information info(at)cnyfootballacademy(dot)com.

Camp Hosts bios:

Leon Michael Hart is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan from 2004 to 2007 and holds the school’s career rushing record with 5,040 yards.

Tyvon A. Branch is an American football safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Connecticut.

Jo-Lonn D. Dunbar is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Boston College 2010 Super Bowl Champion.


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