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June 13, 2014


Mike Vick, who will suit up for the New York Jets this upcoming football season, spent the weekend back in his native Newport News to host a youth football camp and to also play in a celebrity softball tournament. Both events featured some of the top names in the NFL.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, former Eagles and now Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson, and Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White all came to help out Vick with the camp, which is run through Vick’s foundation.


“This camp means everything,” said Vick, who played a very active role in coaching the players on Saturday afternoon, “I think we’re giving kids the mental ability to go out on the football field and no what it takes to be successful.

“They don’t get that everyday. I think we can do that.”

Also on hand were Baltimore Ravens and former Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Dallas Cowboys defensive back B.W. Webb, and current Tech receiver Willie Byrn.