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The Celebrity Experience

Celebrity Experience

In 2005 our guest list included NFL players such as Rudi Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals, Kalimba Edwards and Shaun Rogers of the Detroit Lions, Casey Hampton of the Pittsburg Steelers and Kendall Newsome of the Miami Dolphins. The NBA players who participated in 2005 were Delonte West of Boston Celtics and John Salmons of Sacramento Kings.

In 2006, the RuJohn Foundation conducted its annual celebrity sports camp, promoting education through athletic contests. The camp included NBA players Delonte West, of the Boston Celtics and Danny Granger of the Indiana Pacers. Also joining us were Autry Denson from the Chicago Bears and Tim McGee from the Cincinnati Bengals.

More than 120 youngsters from Negril and its surrounding areas recently benefited from the professional experience of five American NBA and NFL players, who took time from their professional careers to showcase their skills at a sports camp hosted at the Kool Runnings Water Park in Negril. The event, which marked the fifth staging of the annual Rujohn Foundation Celebrity Sports Camp, brought together students from Sheffield All-Age, Little London Primary, Broughton Primary, Negril All-Age, and The Manning's High schools. Celebrity ExperienceThe American stars on display at the camp were former Miami Heat NBA player Tim O'Connor James, NFL running back Rudi Johnson, wide receiver TJ Houshmandzadeh, Jr., both of the Cincinatti Bengals, Omar Gaither, line backer of the Philadelphia Eagles, and defensive tackler Shaun Smith of the Cleveland Browns. Also present at the camp was Dr. Paulette Walker-Johnson, cheerleading coach of the Virginia State University, and her assistant, Parish Haynes.

Focus of the camp The focus of the camp was to promote hard work, perseverance, achievement, and a positive attitude for the youths in an attempt to encourage their solid citizenship. This was achieved through the training sessions hosted by the professionals at the week-long camp. Each session was concluded with the students displaying their sports skills and cheerleading moves they had learnt for the American professionals and organisers of the camp. Following the session's end, the students, organisers, and American celebrities spent the rest of each day on the 10 water slides offered at the water park.

CEO: Andrew Bachelor
President: Christina Bachelor




Pictures of the RuJohn Foundation Celebrity Sports Camp - June 2012

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