The Blake Bortles Foundation in partnership with BodyTech Performance hosted a FREE youth non- contact football performance camp for boys and girls ages 8 – 14 on Saturday, April 21, 2018. 350 campers attended Saturday’s camp held in Blake Bortles hometown of Oviedo, FL at the Oviedo High School football fields.
Campers from as far south as Miami, FL drove up to attend camp with Bortles on Saturday. Oviedo area high school coaches and BodyTech Performance trainers lead campers through traditional football drills and activities, with Bortles assisting throughout the morning.
“This is where I grew up. I was one of these kids 20 years ago and would have killed to be able to do something like this. It’s still something that’s surreal and something I may not be able to get used to: to be able to put a smile on a kid’s face with just a high five. For these kids to have someone who grew up here and played here and became an NFL player, I think it gives them all the optimism to be able to do the same thing and strive for their goals in whatever field it may be. I hope I do that for them,” quoted Bortles upon arriving to camp Saturday morning.
The camp would not be possible without the incredible support from partners such as BodyTech Performance, Jewett Orthpaedic Clinic, Atticus Printing, Jacksonville Jaguars, and numerous community volunteers.
About Blake Bortles Foundation
Guided by powerful and moving interactions and experiences in his life thus far, Bortles established the Blake Bortles Foundation to assist two specific areas of need: children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their pursuit of full, independent lives, and providing support to first responders, with the goal of improving their ability to safely carry out their vital lifesaving work. For more information, please visit www.blakebortlesfoundation.com.
About BodyTech Performance
BodyTech Performance was founded in 2004 with the purpose of creating a positive, challenging environment where ALL Athletes willing to work could realize their full potential on and off the field of play. This purpose holds steadfast today as the driving force behind every coach hired, methodology formed, and teaching moment experienced at BTP. The thousands of athletes and families we have had the pleasure of assisting along the way continue to motivate our team to provide an even better environment for your athlete tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.bodytechfl.com