June 11, 2009
Former Longhorn All-American, Thorpe Award winner and New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross will host the "Bring It Home" Charity Celebrity Weekend June 18-20 in San Antonio. The weekend includes a Cheer Camp, Football Camp and Community Fair, Meet and Greet Celebrity Dinner and a Celebrity Basketball Game. The camps are $75 per camper, the basketball game is $10 for online pre-sale and $15 for walk-up, the Celebrity Dinner is $50 and the Community Fair is free. The events will benefit four charities that support local youth: Davis Scott YMCA, Sanya Richards Fast Track Program, San Antonio Kids Exchange and the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio.
Fans can register for any of the events in advance by going to www.btlsports.com or calling 210-995-7800. Media interested in covering any of the events should call Larry Williams of Between The Line Sports at 210-995-7800.
"I'm really excited about all of the events and getting out to help in the community," Ross said. "San Antonio is where it all started for me and it's so close to Austin, where all of the great Longhorn fans are, that I thought it was the perfect location. I hope everyone will come out, hang out with a bunch of former Longhorns and NFL players and help raise money for some good causes. It's going to be a weekend full of fun."
The tentative list of players expected to take part in the event include former Longhorns CB Tarell Brown (San Francisco 49ers), RB Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs), LB Derrick Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs), DE Brian Orakpo (Washington Redskins), OG Kasey Studdard (Houston Texans), OT Jonathan Scott (Buffalo Bills) and RB Selvin Young, as well as NFL players CB Ronald Bartell (St. Louis Rams), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (New York Giants), S Quincy Butler (St. Louis Rams), DE Robert Henderson (New York Giants), S Michael Johnson (New York Giants) and RB Danny Ware (New York Giants).
Kicking off the week will be the Aaron Ross Cheer Camp on Thursday, June 18th (9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alamo Stadium). The cheer camp is for girls, ages 5-18, and will focus on building self-esteem, promoting teamwork and a healthy lifestyle. Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards, Ross' fiancé, will be the featured speaker at the camp. Same-day registration for the cheer camp, which costs $75 and includes a t-shirt, camper bags, and lunch, will take place from 8-9 a.m.
On Friday, June 19th, former Longhorns, current NFL players and other nationally recognized celebrities will take the field for a football camp at the Spring Sports Complex (SAISD, 1002 Edwards, San Antonio, TX 78204, next door to Burbank High School). The camp, for ages 5-18, will include skill drills, seven-on-seven competition and individual one-on-ones. Same-day registration for the camp, which costs $75 and includes a t-shirt, camper bags, and lunch, will take place from 8-9 a.m. and the camp will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
In addition to the football camp on the 19th, there will be a community fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Spring Sports Complex. Admission is free and the fair will include games, academic booths and prizes.
On Friday night, there will be a Meet and Greet Celebrity Dinner held at the Old San Francisco Steakhouse that will include music and a silent auction. It will begin with a cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m. with the recognition dinner and auction starting at 7 p.m. The donation for this event is $50 per person with limited availability.
On June 20th, the celebrity football players and other recognized celebrities will participate in a basketball game at the University of Incarnate Word. The game will tip at 3 p.m. with online pre-sale tickets costing $10 and walk-up tickets costing $15.
June 18th: Aaron Ross Cheer Camp (Alamo Stadium)
8-9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cheer Camp
June 19th: Aaron Ross Football Camp/Community Fair (Spring Sports Complex)
8-9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Football Camp
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Community Fair
June 19th: Meet & Greet Celebrity Dinner (Old San Francisco Steak House)
6-7 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Recognition Dinner and Auctions
June 20th: Aaron Ross Celebrity Basketball Game (University of Incarnate Word)
3 p.m. tip