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BTL Kickoff: Training Camp and Mini Camp


Tony A. Stewart - Tuesday, September 17, 2013


The School year has been good to BEYOND THE LOCKER.  TEAM BTL has the opportunity to work with our pilot school in FUSD for the third school year in a row. The Training Camp program is under way and the students of Robertson High School in Fremont are eager to get out and make an impact in the community. 

Team BTL is preparing for the next big event on Monday September 23rd. Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto, CA will be hosting BTL as we bring our Mini Camp program to the school.  There will be 150 6th, 7th and 8th graders impacted by our program.  The Mini Camp is being sponsored by Endicia a local East Palo Alto based company that specializes in e-commerce postage sales.  BTL is doing its first corporate training for 50 national salesforce members of Endicia.  The volunteers will be trained in the Life Skills, Life Drills and Operations of a BTL Mini Camp.  

All of our Camps are now NFL Play60 approved.  It is NFL Play60's mission to make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy by supporting them in living a healthy lifestyle.  They will be providing gear and giveaways for the camp. Tony Stewart, president of BTL and 10 year NFL pro, will share some of NFL Play60's tips for living a healthy lifestyle. 

We have reached out to the community to help support the students at Cesar Chavez Academy and the Bay Area has answered the call.  McDonald's of East Palo Alto is providing healthy food options for 300 youth participants, volunteers and family.  Body Armor Super Drink will be providing a healthy electrolyte drink for our participants.  A group of former and current Professional Athletes will be on board to encourage the youth.  This is turning out to be an incredible event.

BTL is implementing a new facet to its Mini Camp program called the "Community 4th Quarter" (C4Q). There will be representation from multiple youth services programs from the East Palo Alto Community to support the youth of Cesar Chavez Academy.  The "C4Q" will be a bridge between BTL, the youth participants, parents and the local community.  We are thankful to be building new relationships in the East Palo Alto Community.  

Please contact us if you know a company or individual that is looking to make an impact on their local community.  The Beyond the Locker Programs are a great way to bring the community together.