Jacksonville, Florida-Members of the Edward Waters football coaching staff spent their Saturday afternoon participating in the second annual Blake Bortles Foundation JaxPAL Football Camp, presented by Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation at Ed Austin Park in Jacksonville. This is the second year in a row that the coaching staff has participated in the community service event.
EWC coaches along with other Northeast Florida area high school and college coaches put campers through traditional football drills and activities such as throwing techniques, proper defensive stances, catching techniques, and much more. The camp was a non-contact camp and was free-of-charge to to area boys and girls ages 5-16 and nearly 500 campers participated in this year's event. Campers were also able to meet and receive instruction from fouth-year starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Blake Bortles as well as with some of his current teammates.
"This is a great way for us to give back to our community." said Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Gregory Ross, Sr. "To be asked back for a second year in a row is great for our school and our football program." During last year's camp, one of the campers that Ross worked closely with was the son of current Mayor of the City of Jacksonvile, Lenny Curry.