Selma’s Own NFL Star Michael Johnson Returns for Weekend of Fundraising & Fun
“It is very important to me and my mother that we give equal opportunities to and offer positive reinforcement to young boys and girls…these kids really are our future I want them to know they can achieve anything they aspire to do!”~Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson delivered another interactive, exhilarating and inspirational experience to about 150 youth in his beloved hometown, Selma, Alabama. The charismatic Bengals Defensive Linebacker, several of his NFL league mates and college com padres came from as far as Seattle, Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio and Washington, DC to offer hands on football drills, positive feedback and mentoring!
The coaches and mentors shared their experiences and words of encouragement to the kids ages 8-17. Urging them to not only try their best in football, but to work hard and give their best at whatever their passions are.
While the boys were with the NFL and pro players, the young aspiring cheerleaders were able to learn skills and routines from award winning cheer coaches from Troy University!
MJ served as a proud camp coach along with many of his friends, family including cousin Cedric Dickerson, Georgia Tech classmates Anthony Egbuniwe and Beau Rheinmiller, coaches from local Concordia College and Troy University, NFL team mates Carlos Dunlap (Cincinnati Bengals), Geno Atkins (Cincinnati Bengals),Gary Guyton (San Diego Chargers), Leger Douzable (Tennessee Titans), Clinton McDonald (Seattle Sea Hawks), Cordaro Howard(Detroit Lions) and fellow Selma native Ben Obomanu (Seattle Sea Hawks)!
Special Thanks to Dr. Robert Agee, Jr. who is recognized as one of the leading resources for primary care sports. He is the lead physician in the first line of defense for clients non-operative sports medicine needs at Lemak Sports Medicine. He came out to offer his expertise and support to the participants of MJ’s camp!
With the help of generous sponsors, the city of Selma, Memorial Stadium, supporters, longtime friends and his loving family, the 4th Annual Michael Johnson Youth and Cheer Camp was a huge Success!
Media inquiries please contact MJ’s Publicist Trea Davenport, Trea Day PR at 678-327-8281 or treadaypr(at)gmail.com