Football ProCamp to host event in Hawaii

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith talks to children at a 2015 ProCamp event in Fort, Lee, Virginia. Smith will be leading a football ProCamp at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 19-20. (U.S. Army photo)

Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith talks to children at a 2015 ProCamp event in Fort, Lee, Virginia. Smith will be leading a football ProCamp at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 19-20. (U.S. Army photo)

Defense Commissary Agency
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FORT LEE, Virginia — Eleven military communities have been chosen to host the 2017 football ProCamps events for boys and girls.

Winning installations qualified for a camp based on purchases of select items, such as Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Head & Shoulders and Old Spice in their local commissaries from March through April.

The two-day events are sponsored by Procter and Gamble in partnership with the Defense Commissary Agency and are open for first through eighth grade youth of active duty military, reservists, retirees and DOD civilian employees.

This year’s 11 ProCamps sites are as follows:

  • Fort Campbell, Kentucky;
  • Fort Drum, New York;
  • Hickam Air Force Base, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii;
  • Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi;
  • Langley Air Force Base, Virginia;
  • Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas;
  • Naval Base San Diego, California;
  • Naval Support Activity Mid-South (Memphis), Tennessee;
  • Randolph Air Force Base, Texas;
  • Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; and
  • Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

“We are so excited to announce this year’s ProCamps locations,” said Sallie Cauthers, DeCA’s marketing and mass media specialist. “Our communities, especially the children, benefit from our partnership with industry that brings these football stars to their installations. At the same time, our commissary patrons save significantly on quality products versus what they’d have to pay outside the gate.”

This marks the fifth year P&G has partnered with the commissary to run the NFL Military ProCamps program at installations worldwide, said Molly Fanning of ProCamps.

“We are so excited to continue to grow the program with top NFL athletes.”

ProCamps manages and operates sports camps around the world led by professional athletes. This year they’ve already conducted camps overseas for military children in the Kaiserslautern Military Community (Germany). At the end of July, they will run a camp in the Far East at Camp Humphreys in South Korea.

“These camps teach the fundamentals of football, teamwork and how to make new friends,” Fanning said. “By the end of summer, we will have executed more than 50 camps for military youth. We are excited to continue to support military families through this program.”

For more information about the camps being held at selected sites, contact your local youth sports office or visit your commissary for camp details.

ProCamps Hawaii Schedule
When: 4-7 p.m., July 19 and 4-7 p.m., July 20 (Registration is July 5-14; visit greaterlifehawaii.com)
Where: Hickam Air Force Base, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Who: Steve Smith Sr., NFL Network analyst and former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens

Meet and Greet
A Commissary Meet and Greet will happen on Wednesday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the Hickam Commissary.

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