DVIDS – News – Select Military Bases Benefit From ProCamps Youth Football Events With NFL Athletes Through Military Resale Promotion

By DeCA Corporate Communications

FORT LEE, Va. – This summer, boys and girls from 10 military communities will be able to enjoy a football ProCamps event through a partnership between Procter & Gamble (P&G) and commissioners and exchanges.

The two-day camps, which are led by NFL football players, are open to family members in grades one through eight of active duty military, reservists, retirees and DOD civilian employees.

All 10 facilities qualified for a camp based on purchases and displays of P&G products at their local stores and trades during the months of March and April.

Camp locations and dates are:

• Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas (June 22-23)
• Fort Bragg, North Carolina (June 28-29)
• Fort Riley, Kansas (June 29-30)
• Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico (July 7-8)
• Fort Hood, Texas (July 9-10)
• Fort Lee, Virginia (July 13-14).
• Air Force Academy, Colorado (July 18-19)
• Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (July 20-21)
• Langley Air Force Base, Virginia (July 22-23)
• Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska (July 22-23)

Those interested in upcoming camps should visit their local commissioner, exchange or contact the local youth sports office for further details, including times when athletes will be holding autograph sessions. A few camps were held earlier this year, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and Andersen Air Base in Guam.

“The feedback we’re getting from ProCamps is incredible for the more than 2,000 military kids who have the chance to learn the basics of football from some of the best players in the world,” said Jim Flannery, Acting Executive Director of Sales. , marketing and logistics of DeCA. “This event is an example of the millions of dollars our industry suppliers and manufacturers provide each year in giveaways and promotional events that dramatically improve the quality of life for service members.”

ProCamps runs sports camps around the world led by professional athletes. More than just drills and drills, athletes connect with participants, sharing ideas and concepts common to military children who face the challenges of deploying parents and make new friends as they transition from a installation to another during the military career of their parents.

Here are the athletes who will be at the camps: Rob Gronkowski, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston; Graham Gano, Fort Bragg; Malcolm Perry, Fort Riley; Mark Callaway, Kirtland Air Force Base; Andrew Beck, Fort Hood; Jonathan Allen, Fort Lee; Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force Academy; Devin Lloyd, Naval Air Station Jacksonville; Jamin Davis, Langley Air Force Base; and Noah Fant, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

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About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a global chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissars provide a military advantage, saving authorized customers thousands of dollars annually on their purchases over similar products at commercial retailers. Reduced prices include a 5% surcharge, which covers the costs of building new stores and upgrading existing ones. A vital part of military family support, and an important part of military pay and benefits, commissioners help prepare the family, improve the quality of life for U.S. service members and their families, and help recruit and to retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Date taken: 21.06.2022
Date posted: 21.06.2022 14:26
Story ID: 423448
Location: FORT LEE, Virginia, USA

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