WILKINSBURG, Pa. — Five NFL players from Pittsburgh are giving back to the community in a big way.
They invited about 400 children, ages 5 to 12, to UPMC Graham Field in Wilkinsburg for a free football camp.
Kids learned about the fundamentals of football through various drills spread throughout the football field, and got a chance to work one-on-one with players who were recently drafted to the NFL.
They believe activities like this help children stay on a positive path in life.
“It’s easy to do the wrong thing but you have to focused. You have to try to stay focused doing something positive. Get good people around you,” explained Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills. “the first thing we wanted to do was do something for our city just to show our appreciat(ion) for our city, and just to give back to these kids out here.”
The players, who helped organize the event, play for a number of different NFL teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Buffalo Bills.