Camping for a cause
Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation has begun accepting registrations for its 2011 football camps in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The football camps are scheduled for June 5 at Lafayette in Easton, Pa. and June 26 at Otterbein in Westerville, Ohio. The camps are open to students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 in September 2011. During the one-day camp, athletes receive instruction in a variety of offensive and defensive skills from college coaches who volunteer for the program from around the country. A guest speaker for each camp will be announced later.
To register for the camps, student-athletes can visit www.laurensfirstandgoal.org for instructions, including how to submit their $30 registration fee through Paypal. Campers wishing to pay by check can download printable forms from the website.
Last year, more than 2,100 athletes attended the camps, while 341 coaches representing more than 129 colleges and universities volunteered their time.
The camps are the primary fundraiser for Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services, offers financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer, and increases awareness of the disease. Created in 2004 by John and Marianne Loose in honor of their 13-year-old daughter Lauren, a pediatric brain tumor survivor, LFG has donated more than $800,000 toward the fight against pediatric brain tumors and cancer.