USF football hosts charity camp Sunday
More than 100 hundred college coaches are expected to volunteer their time on USF's campus Sunday to assist with the second annual Lauren's First and Goal Football camp, which is open to football players entering eighth to 12th grade this fall.
The camp is used to raise funds for the Lauren's First and Goal Foundation, which is named for the 11-year-old daughter of Lafayette College linebackers coach John Loose, who has battled brain tumors since she was 2 years old. There is a minimum donation of $25 per athlete -- two camps last year combined to raise $265,000 for the foundation, which supports pediatric cancer services.
First-year Bucs coach Raheem Morris is committed to speak to the campers on Sunday, and 12 coaches and staff from USF have volunteered, including coordinators Mike Canales and Joe Tresey. Former USF offensive coordinator Greg Gregory is volunteering as well.
For more information about the camp or making donations, check out the foundation's official site.
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