Gridiron Classic Youth Camp Comes to Chicago Business Wire CHICAGO -- July 8, 2013 The Gridiron Classic (GIC) announced today an exciting relationship with NRG Energy to bring the popular youth camps to the Chicago area. The Gridiron Classic offers a one-of-a-kind sports platform for youth ages 8–17 to meet and play with pro-football players and celebrities. The event will take place July 20th and will feature former Miami Dolphin Alphonso Roundtree, current and former professional athletes, and local community leaders. First started in Houston in 2009, the Gridiron Classic success prompted the expansion this year to Chicago, as well as Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Each city’s activities will include youth football and cheerleading camps, celebrity player meet-and-greets, a health fair, a High School Stud Combine, and a celebrity flag football game. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on camp and event capacity. Chicago event details: *Date: Saturday, July 20 *Location: Altgeld Park – Home of Hope Academy High School, 515 S. Washtenaw, CHICAGO, IL 60612 *Registration: Online registration is currently open at www.thegridironclassic.com. Camp check-in and on-site registration begins at 8 a.m. on July 20. “I am very excited to join forces with NRG and key supporters in the City of Chicago to increase the offering of quality youth sports camps in the Chicago area,” shares Alphonso Roundtree, Executive Director and Founder of Gridiron Foundation of Triumph and organizer of the Gridiron Classic. “We are continuing to grow our program and expand our reach. We are focused on creating youth camps that provide meaningful and memorable experiences that positively impact young people regardless of background, economic status, or athletic ability.” Each year, GIC offers an unrivaled opportunity for children to interact with and learn from influential thought leaders, celebrities, and youth advocates in the sports and business community. This year promises to be one of the biggest years for the Gridiron Classic to date. “Empowering local programs is very important to NRG and its employees,” said Manny Rodriguez, Vice President of Sponsorship and Charitable Giving, NRG. “We are proud to serve Chicago and support the Gridiron Classic, which allows us to make a meaningful difference in the great communities in which we operate.” In addition to NRG, event sponsors and partners include the Chicago Park District, Chicago Hope Academy, Lucky Strike, Gatorade, Nike, and Sinai Hospital. For all information and latest news, please visit the official Gridiron Classic website at www.thegridironclassic.com. About Gridiron Classic Beginning in the city of Houston in 2009, the Gridiron Classic, now in its fourth year, continues to grow rapidly and has established a strong reputation for using the power and influence of sports to positively impact the lives of young people. Additional information is available at www.thegridironclassic.com. Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @gridirongift. About NRG NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. We deliver cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers, backed by the nation’s largest independent power generation portfolio of fossil fuel, nuclear, solar and wind facilities. A Fortune 500 company, NRG is challenging the U.S. energy industry by becoming one of the largest developers of solar power, building the first comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem, and providing customers with the most advanced smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. In addition to 47,000 megawatts of generation capacity, enough to supply nearly 40 million homes, our retail electricity providers – Reliant, Green Mountain Energy and Energy Plus – serve more than two million customers. More information is available at www.nrgenergy.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy. Contact: Gridiron Classic Nikki Barjon, 404.514.9992 email@example.com or NRG Shabina Zakaria, 713-537-2159 Shabina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Gridiron Classic Youth Camp Comes to Chicago
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