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Wheaton College football program hosts kids’ camp

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 3:41 p.m. CST
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Wheaton College football player Alex Mendez (right) and Isaac Solomon of Chicago chest bump while participating in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp at the college on July 30. Thunder football players and coaches did free clinics for Chicago kids on July 30 and 31.
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Savanna Brown (right) and other children from Chicago join Wheaton College football player Danny Puknaitis (left) in running onto the football field at Wheaton College to begin a football and cheerleading camp on July 30.
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Wheaton College football player Johnny Peltz (right) leads Adaurion Riggins in a drill during a football camp at the school on July 30.
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Terrance Foster of Chicago runs a ladder drill as Wheaton College football players Sam Caldwell and Nick Singleton (right) supervise during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp at the college.

WHEATON – The Wheaton College football program hosted a free sports camp for kids from the Austin neighborhood of Chicago on July 30 and 31.

There were over 100 campers each day, ages 8 to 12, with the children coming from the Boys and Girls Club, Circle Urban Ministries and other organizations.

The camps were put on by the Chick-fil-A Foundation and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Along with learning about sports and physical activity, the kids were welcomed off the bus by the Wheaton College cheerleaders, mascot and football players. There were then led to the field by the Wheaton College drummers and were led in several drills by players and coaches.

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