For Immediate Release
April 21, 2015
[Post by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, JLA, 2:49 P.M.]
D.C. State Athletic Association Partnering with
DeSean Jackson Foundation to host Free Youth Football Skills Camp
Washington, DC — The District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) will partner with the DeSean Jackson Foundation to host the DeSean Jackson F.A.S.T Elite Skills Football Camp on Friday, June 5 at Riggs-La Salle Recreation Center in Northeast.
The camp is open to D.C. youths ages 5 to 18. Registration is free for first 200 registered. Interested parents can register their children for the camp by visiting http://osse.dc.gov/event/desean-jackson-fast-elite-skills-football-camp.
DeSean Jackson, who is entering his second season with the Washington Redskins, developed his camp concept during his NFL rookie season in 2008. Jackson prides himself on being very involved in the camps and uses the opportunity to deliver his message of inclusion, self-respect and respect for others; and, an anti-bullying campaign.
“I’m excited for the chance to get out and talk to District children about the importance of making good choices and conducting themselves in a proper manner,” said Jackson, who was a college All-American and has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times. “I know that the lessons I learned as a youth made a difference in my life and my goal is to spread this message.”
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About the District of Columbia State Athletic Association
The mission of the District of Columbia State Athletics Association (DCSAA) is to serve member schools and the maximum number of their student-athletes by providing leadership and support for interscholastic athletic programming that will enrich the education experiences of all participants.
The DCSAA will preserve and promote the educational significance of interscholastic athletics by:
· Providing for fair competition between member schools;
· Promoting sportsmanship and ethical behavior;
· Establishing and enforcing standards of conduct for student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and spectators;
· Protecting the physical well-being of student-athletes and promoting healthy adolescent lifestyles; and
· Promoting participation of female and disabled students on member teams.