May 30, 2012 5:41 AM
Kathryn Hobgood Ray
NFL Chicago Bears running back and former Green Wave standout Matt Forte will be back on the Tulane uptown campus on June 8 to host an elite football training camp for high schoolers. On June 4, the football camp was cancelled.
“I am excited about coming back to New Orleans to work with kids from my own hometown and about coming back to Tulane to hold this camp,” says Forte.
Registration is open to high school students in grades 9-12. The $50 registration fee will cover meals, drinks and camp T-shirts for the session, which will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attendees will run collegiate drills, learn key fundamentals and focus on specialized position-specific instruction, on both offense and defense.
Forte says that he looks forward to the day when the new Tulane football stadium is built.
“Having a football camp like this for high schoolers in a state-of-the-art stadium on Tulane’s campus will be inspiring for New Orleans kids,” says Forte. “I think it will also get fans more excited about Tulane football and will be a great recruiting tool for the Green Wave.”
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