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Eight Local Athletes Giving Back to Pittsburgh Community Through Youth Camps



Numerous athletes who got their start in the Pittsburgh area are giving back to their community this summer. 

Local stars including Jordan Whitehead, Aaron Donald, Christian Kuntz, and others are helping youth football players in a significant way.

Whitehead held his camp at alma matter Central Valley on Thursday. Lunch was served at the event and gift bags were given to the first 200 online registrations. There were two separate sections for players aged 6-12 and 12 and older. Former Pitt teammates Dane Jackson and Damar Hamlin were in attendance. 

Shady Side Academy alum and Super Bowl Champion Skyy Moore will hold his second-annual summer slam basketball tournament on Saturday, July 1. The eight-team, double-elimination tournament costs $400 per team and includes a $3,200 cash prize for the winners. There will be multiple prizes to win at the New Kensington event located at Memorial Park.

Damar Hamlin has organized a youth football camp at Couples Stadium for players aged 5-12 on Friday, July 7. The McKees Rocks native is one of multiple former Pitt players expressing their gratitude for how they started. The free event runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Clairton and Pitt grad Tyler Boyd will hold his camp at Cupples the next day. Players age 8-14 are eligible to participate in the free event that includes a camp t-shirt, lunch, an autographed photo, and a photo opportunity with the Cincinnati Bengals receiver.

Steelers long snapper and Duquesne alum Christian Kuntz is holding a program on Saturday, July 15 at Chartiers Valley High School. The first session is for students in second to fifth grade with the other for middle-school students. Registration ends on July 12 and costs $80 per player.

A free camp organized and assisted by Woodland Hills and Penn State grad Miles Sanders will commence at The Wolvarena on Sunday, July 16. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you can register at

Former Gateway and Penn State safety and current Chicago Bear Jaquan Brisker is holding his five annual youth camp on Saturday, July 22 at Gateway High School. The camp is free and will take place in Monroeville from 10 am. – 1 p.m.

“It means the world to me to give back to the city of Pittsburgh!” Brisker said in his Twitter announcement.

Aaron Donald held his annual camp earlier this month.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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