Hampton Roads Youth Foundation celebrates over 20 years of giving back

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) –  Celebrating over 20 of giving back to our community, the Hampton Youth Foundation has thrilled area youngsters each summer with a football camp at Christopher Newport University.

The camp is stocked full of top NFL players, most of them from right here in Hampton Roads. For the 21st year, founders Carl Francis and Vernon Lee Jr., have put together a star studded cast allowing kids and fans alike to learn more about our region’s great football heritage.

NFL fans, especially Pittsburgh Steelers fans, will have a chance to meet with several of the players involved in this weekend’s events, including Steelers coach Mike Tomlin at a special event in Hampton.

Coach Tomlin’s 9th annual Meet and Greet Fundraiser is being held at the Historic Post Office on East Queen Street at 6:30 p.m.

Also you can meet:

  • Michael Smith (ESPN’s Sportscenter – The Six)
  • Aaron Brooks, Former New Orleans Saint
  • Antoine Bethea, Arizona Cardinals
  • Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
  • BW Webb, Chicago Bears
  • LaRoy Reynolds, Atlanta Falcons
  • Dwight Hollier, Former Miami Dolphin
  • EJ Manuel, Oakland Raiders
  • Elton Brown, Former Arizona Cardinal
  • Todd Kelly Sr., Former Atlanta Falcon
  • Michael Vick, Former Phildelphia Eagle
  • Don Carey, Detroit Lions
  • Henry Coley, New Orlean Saints
  • Shamarko Thomas, Pittsburgh Steelers