Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The CNY Football Academy, a free football camp for kids in the Syracuse area, has announced it received a $2,500 grant from Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer.
The camp is hosted by Mike Hart, former running back for the Indianapolis Colts; Jo-Lonn Dunbar, linebacker for the St. Louis Rams; and Tyvon Branch, safety for the Oakland Raiders. The three men return to their home town, Syracuse, once a year to put on this camp and give back to the community. The camp will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Sunnycrest Park.
"It’s great to come back home every year and give back to the community that’s always supported me," said Mike Hart, current running backs coach at Eastern Michigan University. "We’re lucky that we get to do something we love, while having fun with local kids and making this a community event.”
The funds will go toward running the camp, which will allow children of all ages and all economic backgrounds to learn the benefits of working hard and setting goals. This is the second year that Cellular Sales has supported the CNY Football Academy.
“It astounds us every year to see how this camp touches so many lives of those in our area,” said Tim Blackburn, regional director at Cellular. “We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this special program.”
There are many partnership opportunities available to help fund this program, ranging from donations of $100 to $5,000. For more information, visit the website at http://www.cnyfootballacademy.com/.
About Cellular Sales
Cellular Sales is the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer. Founded in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1993 by University of Tennessee graduates, Dane and Meg Scism, the company currently operates almost 500 locations. For more information about Cellular Sales, visit http://www.joincellularsales.com or http://www.cellularsales.com.
About the Central New York Football Academy
The CNY Football Academy is hosted by former and current NFL players Mike Hart, Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Tyvon Branch. This free football camp is held once a year in Syracuse, NY, and is based solely off of donations and sponsorships. For more information about CNY Football Academy, visit the website at http://www.cnyfootballacademy.com/.