Rock Hill Schools and the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation are partnering with alumni from Northwestern, Rock Hill, and South Pointe high schools who have played or are playing in the National Football League to host the district’s first-ever Football City USA Skills Camp and Night of Champions banquet.
The Night of Champions, which will feature a VIP meet-and-greet with current and former NFL players in addition to a dinner and program, is scheduled for Friday, June 28 at Southern Charms Events. Proceeds from the banquet will support the Saturday, June 29 skills camp in addition to high school athletic programs and a new teacher grants program being launched by the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation focusing on innovative health and fitness programs and initiatives for students in Rock Hill Schools. Sponsorship packages for the banquet can be purchased from the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation beginning Monday, April 29 via the foundation’s website, www.rhsdfoundation.org. Individual tickets will go on sale, Wednesday, May 15. To attend the banquet, guests must be at least 21-years-old.
The free Skills Camp on Saturday will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at District Three Stadium and is limited to the first 350 children ages 5-14 who register. Campers will receive a T-Shirt and on-field instruction from middle school and high school coaches in Rock Hill Schools and district alumni who have played or are currently playing in the NFL.
“We have invited many District Three alumni home for this event, including 2019 Super Bowl champions Stephon Gilmore and Cordarelle Patterson,” said Director of Marketing and Communications Mychal Frost. “The camp and Friday night benefit were both ideas brought to us by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and Northwestern High School alumni Mason Rudolph We’re thankful he and others are planning to come home to help us make these two events at success.”
Other players that are expected to participate include Ben Watson, Chris Hope, Rick Sanford, DeVonte Holloman, Tori Gurley, Jaleel Scott, Derek Ross Jonathan Meeks, and Ko Simpson. As additional players are confirmed, the list of participants will be updated at www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/footballcityusa.