10 Year NFL Veteran Darius Butler hosted his 3rd Annual Youth Football and Cheerleading Camp at the Joseph C. Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The camp was completely FREE for children ages 6-16 and hosted by Butler and his NFL friends. The cheerleading portion was ran by his sister Brianna Butler, a former Miami Heat Dancer and Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. Brianna brought along some of her friends who also happened to be professional dancers and cheerleaders to assist her during the camp.
All of the children were split up into groups by age. This allowed each child to get one on one time with their “coach” for the day. The girls practiced and performed routines while getting key pointers from industry professionals. The boys had the opportunity to show off their competitive side and skills as they practiced drills together and learned some new techniques. There was music, food, and drinks for everyone. While the children played on the field parents sat in the bleachers rooting them on. This camp is such a positive experience for everyone involved and I definitely recommend letting your children experience it.
This annual event is powered by the Darius Butler Foundation which is a 501c3 established in 2009 by Darius and his family. His mother, Mrs. Sabrina Butler is also very active in the organization and focuses on the educational aspect of the foundation. As a unit, the foundation focuses on supplying necessities such as food, along with motivating and inspiring the youth to achieve their dreams. Butler is no stranger to philanthropy, in fact he was recently nominated by his organization (Indianapolis Colts) as the teams honoree for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. He was recognized for his amazing philanthropic efforts in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, FL and in Indianapolis. Kudos to all of the volunteers, staff, etc that made this event possible for the community, definitely looking forward to next year!
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