The timing could not have been any better. Fresh off a four-game stretch with the Chicago Bears that saw his NFL career take a huge leap, former Golden Hawks wide receiver Devin Aromashodu will serve as the host figure for the upcoming Devin Aromashodu Pro Bowl Football Camp. Organized by Genesis Marketing and Promotions, the camp, in conjunction with the upcoming AFC/NFC Pro Bowl, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Miami Springs Senior High School for all kids ages 12-17.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a cost of just $5 per camper (if you pre-register) or $10 on the day of the camp.
Registration will take place from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. And Aromashodu, who played at Springs for three seasons (1999-2001) will not be the only NFL star hosting the camp that day. Also in attendance will be numerous NFL players including three of Aromashodu's Bears teammates in Devin Hester and Johnny Knox, as well as Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown. In addition, tentatively scheduled to appear are Minnesota Vikings QB Tavares Jackson and Washington Redskins QB Jason Campbell. Former Golden Hawks running back Gartrell Johnson (Gartrell Shavers when he was at Springs six years ago), currently with the New York Giants will also be in attendance.
The fee includes admission to the camp, a camp T-shirt, lunch featuring Subway sandwiches, chips and a drink, a Meet & Greet autograph session with Aromashodu and the other NFL players, gift bags and a short session, led by Reggie Laroche, exercise physiologist at Baptist Health, on the importance of diet and exercise as it relates to a healthy lifestyle. The three-hour morning session will include 12 different football skill stations. There will also be $1 raffle tickets sold, with the lucky winner receiving a Bears helmet signed by the team. All funds from the event will go to the Miami Springs Senior High School football program.
"It's the first time I've done something like this and I'm really excited about it and looking forward to it," said Aromashodu. "It feels good to come back here and give something back to a place like Miami Springs that was so special to me."
With Devin, this is the ultimate example of someone giving back, said Springs head football coach Alex Pacheco. Were so happy and excited for him to have had the late-season success he had, and for him to have helped set this entire camp up and bring in some high-profile players, all just to help out our program, says a lot more about him as a person than a player.
For more information on the camp or to get yourself signed up, call 561-859-7522, 323-447-2583 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Pacheco directly at 305-467-2385.