2X Colts’ Pro Bowler Antoine Bethea Encourages Hard Work and Education at Free Hometown Football Camp

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Antoine Bethea, 2X All Pro safety for the Indianapolis Colts, hosted a free football camp at his former high school in Newport News,VA for over 200 campers.

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I hope that the campers enjoyed themselves but most importantly, remember my message to them that hard work and dedication in all areas of their lives will lead to success.

Indianapolis Colts’ defensive standout Antoine Bethea returned to his alma mater, Denbigh High in Newport News on May 5th to mentor 200 youth through football. Bethea along with local coaches taught campers key football fundamentals including performance drills, position specific techniques and conditioning methods.

After the on-field instruction, campers sat down for lunch and the camp’s mentoring component. Bethea led the session and brought in other speakers, with the goal of empowering the attendees to work hard, value their education and pursue their goals in life. He also presented hustle awards to standout campers who went the extra mile on the field. All campers received a camp t-shirt, lunch and a gift bag.

“I hope that the campers enjoyed themselves,” Bethea said, “but most importantly, remember my message to them that hard work and dedication in all areas of their lives will lead to success.”

The camp was presented in part by Bethea’s nonprofit, The Antoine Bethea Safe Coverage Foundation. Bethea does a lot of work through the Foundation in his hometown and other communities the SCF has designated. He recently hosted a free college tour for Newport News’ students that included visits to Georgetown and Howard Universities. Bethea is also preparing to host a free youth camp on June 2nd at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and a high school elite camp at his alma mater, Howard University on June 22nd.

The 2012 Antoine Bethea Free Youth Football Camp was sponsored in part by The Antoine Bethea Safe Coverage Foundation, NFL, NFLPA, Indianapolis Colts, Elton Brown’s 1st & G.O.A.L., Stone Ambulance, Kool Smiles, Bon Secours In Motion Sports Performance, Pepsi Beverages Company, Play It Again Sports, The Water Hole, Dow Lohnes Sports & Entertainment, Omni Hotels Newport News, Denbigh High School and DeSigns Inc.

To see camp pictures please visit, http://on.fb.me/JXkjV1

For more information on The Antoine Bethea Safe Coverage Foundation and upcoming events please visit, http://www.antoinebethea.com/.

About Antoine Bethea: Bethea is a two-time Pro Bowler and has made two trips to the Super Bowl. He has developed a reputation as one of the top tacklers in the NFL and was selected to the 2010 USA Football/NFLPA All-Fundamentals Team.

About Safe Coverage Foundation: The Antoine Bethea Safe Coverage Foundation is committed to providing access and resources for students to achieve their dreams of a higher education. The Safe Coverage Foundation believes that by providing exposure to opportunities, enrichment experiences and the tools needed to succeed; SCF can change communities, one student at a time.

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