Killeen Crimestoppers will be holding the Cowboy Legends football clinic on Saturday at Union Grove Middle School. This is the fifth year that the clinic will take place in Killeen.
Cowboys legends such as Tony Hill, Robert Newhouse, Billy Joe Dupree, Larry Brown and Jim Jeffcoat will be running the clinic.
The retired players teach a variety of football skills to the youth, but also focus on life lessons.
"This is a good opportunity for the kids to learn life skills and lessons," said Tammy Moseley, ccommunity relations director for the Killeen Police Department. "This is a fund-raiser for Crimestoppers but this one targets the children rather than the adults.
"I enjoy getting to see the kids with the players. They thrive on it."
Moseley also said it is great to see that the players are still staying involved in the communities even after they retire.
Hill is in his 11th year of leading the program and last year said that the camps help him reminisce and provide a way to give back to the community.
"We want to instill values that are positive. You don't have to be the biggest and you don't have to be best, but you do have to try," said Hill after last year's camp.
Moseley said that the kids bond with the athletes and that the children are usually more apt to listen to an ex-Cowboy than a parent or teacher when it comes to learning more than football on the field.
The clinic will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and the cost until Wednesday is $25 per child. Registration costs will go up to $30 after the 28th. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and the players will take time to autograph each one.
For more information, contact Moseley at (254) 501-8805.
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