By: Follow South Jersey Staff
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Washington Commanders‘ Defensive Tackle and Atlantic City native Abdullah Anderson will bring his free youth football camp to Atlantic City on Saturday, April 22, according to city officials.
The Abdullah Anderson and Friends Football Camp will take place at Atlantic City High School and will feature skills and drills sessions for all area youth in grades K-8 from 8:30-11:30 A.M., followed by an invite-only session from 12:00-3:00 P.M. with students from select high schools in the area.
“I hope everyone comes out, has a good time, plays some football with us,” Abdullah said in a promotional video with Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small. “We have some special guests, Super Bowl winners, NFL starters.”
“We brought NFL Flag football to the great City of Atlantic City last summer, and clearly that was just the beginning,” said Mayor Small in a press release from the city. “Now our youth get the chance to hone their skills and get the full NFL combine experience from an actual NFL player. This is just another example of the Small Administration making things happen for our youth.”
“This is another amazing opportunity for our youth, this time to get up close and personal with not just any NFL player, but an NFL player that once walked the same streets as them,” said AC Rec. Assistant Director Michael Griffin. “For the kids, it makes achieving their dreams of one day making it to the pros that much more attainable.”
Anyone interested in volunteering as a coach can contact AC Rec. at 609-347-5643. K-8 participants must fill out a registration form:
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