Detroit Lions Surprise Lake City Football Program
LAKE CITY – The Detroit Lions concluded their four-day stop at Lake City High School on Wednesday as part of their 2019 summer fundamentals camp for youth players.
More than 100 campers were in attendance for Wednesday’s event that featured former Lions wide receiver great Herman Moore.
“Coming to places like Lake City, the community is just outstanding, and everyone is so tight-knit, and a close-knit community,” Moore said. “They all know one another, and like I said before I love the fact that they support whatever’s going on.”
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s camp, the Lions presented Lake City High School’s football program new Riddell helmets and grants totaling $14,000 through their ‘Touchdown in Your Town’ campaign.
@LCTROJANFOOTBAL receives new Riddell Football helmets from the @Lions at the conclusion of their summer camp today. Hear from the Trojans and the Lions tonight @9and10News at 6:00. pic.twitter.com/rofIpOmdBD
— MISportsNow (@MISportsNow) July 3, 2019
The grant and helmets will be utilized across all levels of the high school’s program.
“I was very, very surprised,” Lake City varsity coach Kyle Smith said. “I mean, to have all of that money presented to us, you know, for our program, and then the helmets, I mean that’s just, it’s truly awesome. It was a big surprise. I’m speechless in a way.”
The Lions will conduct a fundamentals mini-camp at Montabella High School on Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, July 28 and a fundamentals camp at Ogemaw Heights High School on Monday, July 29 through Thursday, Aug. 1.