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A perfect day for snow

By Janice Coleman



Yes, Saturday, July 14th, may have been right in the middle of Summer, but Snow returned to Abilene the day before! Of course, that Snow was Justin Snow, Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts longsnapper.Snow was in Abilene Friday, {{more}} July 13th, hosting Snow’s Special Teamer’s Camp, which is a camp for disabled youth. Snow, along with the West Texas Rehabilitation Center provided a day of fun and competition for the youth who attended. The event took place at Wylie High School.Saturday, Snow was busy again with the Justin Snow Football Camp held at Cooper High School for ages 6 to 18. The camp was from 9am to 12pm and the campers were ready to go before 9!The field was like a lake of blue with all of the T-shirts which read, ‘Justin Snow Super Bowl Champs Football Camp’. Some of the children shared their feelings about the camp at the end of the event. They were asked if they enjoyed the camp as well as what was their favorite part. They were also asked if it was their first year and if they would like to come back next year and whether they played on a football team or not.Christopher Berck- “I had a good time. My favorite part was the linebacker part where we knocked down the dummies. I didn’t come last year. I had fun this year and I wouldn’t mind comingback next year.”Tirey McAfee- “Yes, I had a good time. My favorite part wasshuffling, where you pick your legs up, move them into another area, and go in and out, in and out, and in and out. I didn’t come last year. I want to come back next year. I played Pop Warner football with the Colts and the Bucs.Andrew Cooper- “I had a good time too. My favorite parts were playing quarterback and wide receiver. I like the quarterback position the best. I played defensive lineman with the Colts in Pop Warner. I’d like to come back to the camp next year.”All three participants were brought to camp by Mr. and Mrs. KelvinJohnson who heard about the camp and made sure the boys made it there.Also at the camp was Colton Rosseau with his mother, Debbie Rosseau.Debbie said she heard about the camp on a television commercial. Colton expressed his feelings at the conclusion of the camp.Colton Rosseau- “I had a good time. My favorite part was the running and hitting. This was my first year and I would like to come back next year. I’m ten years old and played with the Jets in Pop Warner football.”It was a full day by noon. Justin Snow and his assistants gave the participants shirts, showed them the estimated $22,000 Super Bowl Ring, took them through fundamental drills, ran a competitive obstacle course, fed them pizza, gave a motivational speech, and Snow even signed autographs for a long line of eager participants and their families afterwards, all for free! Thanks to all the sponsors and Justin Snow and his assistants, everyone had a great time and were looking forward to next year.Why does Snow come back each year? He stated to me before that he wanted to give back and this is something he didn’t have growing up. He also mentioned during an earlier interview that no one from the NFL came back when he was growing up to do anything for kids. Then Snow stressed tothe participants the importance of staying in school and making good grades. He also encouraged them to play as many sports as they could.Then it was the end of a perfect day!

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