Detroit Lions Give Back to Gaylord Football Program

GAYLORD – The Detroit Lions concluded their four-day stop at Gaylord High School on Thursday as part of their 2019 summer fundamentals camp for youth players.

Current Lions wide receiver Andy Jones and former Detroit great Herman Moore were among those in attendance Thursday.

“Just watching them do all they do and to see all the things we’re giving away with the ‘Touchdown in Your Town’ and seeing all the things this football program is doing, it’s been great to see and great to be a part of,” Jones said.

At the conclusion of Thursday’s camp, the Lions presented Gaylord High School’s football program new Riddell helmets and a $10,000 grant.

“This is really good. It’s a great give back to a community, great give back to a program that could use it,” Moore said. “The Lions and it’s sponsors and supporters are always out doing things that are going to help our communities in Michigan and the kids are so excited, it made me want to come back and be a high school football player, this is great I’m so glad to be a part of it.”

The grant and helmets will be utilized across all levels of the high school’s program.

“The amount of helmets that is, I mean it’s our whole program, so it’s upwards of almost 100,” Gaylord varsity coach Shawn Sargent said. “You rotate that through and it’s going to be years and years of helmets. That money freed up to do other things. That generosity is unbelievable and it does wonderful things for our program.”

The Lions will conduct a youth fundamentals mini-camp at Petoskey High School on Saturday and Sunday and will be at Lake City Elementary School from Sunday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 3. Montabella High School will also play host to the camp on Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, July 28.

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