TE Josh Hill spoke at Ethel Schoeffner Elementary on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Photos by Annie Hills. New Orleans Saints photos.
The New Orleans Saints youth programs staff, Gatorade and tight end Josh Hill held a junior training camp at Ethel Schoeffner Elementary in Destrehan on Tuesday.
The Saints Junior Training Camp Program visits schools throughout the Gulf Coast to promote the NFL's 'Play 60' campaign and hold football activities for the students.
After the activities, Hill spoke to the students about staying active and trying many sports. Following Hill's talk, he held a Q&A and handed out prizes.
"It was just fun to interact with the kids and spread the message of 'Play 60' today," Hill said. "I have definitely expanded my role in the community and I want to reach out a little more to do what I can."
Ethel Schoeffner Elementary school physical education teacher Maria Lambert has been a part of the Saints Gatordae Junior Training Camp for 15 years. It has not only become a tradition for Lambert, but also for the students. She believes the junior training camp gives students an opportunity to gain physical skills and confidence in trying new activities.
"When they first come to school, the first thing they ask is, 'are we doing the training camp this year?" Lambert said.