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March 2, 2014

Local gridder receives invite to FBU camp


“This really was a surprise,” Blaze said. “I thought we were just coming up here for some gaming. It’s really exciting to get picked to go to the camp, especially with all of the other people who tried out.

“I wanted to get prepared for middle school football and I think this is a really good way to do that.”

Blaze’s dad is a proponent of programs like FBU, which offers an advanced level of technique training to help kids further develop their skills. The offering much like other select programs for baseball, softball, volleyball, as well as many others. FBU offers many athletes the opportunity to take in the training, with the granting of scholarships, who otherwise may not be able to take advantage of the program.

“I didn’t start playing football until I was in the seventh grade,” Jones said. “We didn’t have the camps and advanced training that this program provides.

“In our own local organization, the Optimist Club provides a full-year program, including an FBU camp, that helps our kids improve their skills. We want to give our kids every opportunity to take advantage of this training to help make them better.”

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