About the Camp
The Football Camp for the Stars is exclusively for male athletes with Down Syndrome who love football. With instruction from NFL football players, along with NFL, college and prep school coaches, athletes learn the fundamentals that put them in the middle of the action, resulting in an authentic football experience.
Recent PA Camp News
June 28, 2013 – TribLive: Football Camp for the Stars marks 4 years
June 22, 2013 – Scout.com: Video: Football Camp For The Stars
June 22, 2013 – WTAE: Football Camp for the Stars lets kids shine on gridiron
July 16, 2010 – Steelers.com: Local WPIAL coaches team up with former NFL coach & Pittsburgh native Jim Tomsula to host a youth football camp for young men with Down Syndrome.
Letter from Camp Parent
I guess this is the best way to send a thank you note to all involved in Camp for the Stars. Every year I am overwhelmed with emotion by the end of the two days and just never write this note that should be sent to all who worked so hard. I am overcome with emotion because the players are all living their dreams in those two days of camp every year. No multi million dollar contract in the NFL would ever mean more to those guys out on the field doing their own touchdown dances and running with the football. The buddies are always so caring and mature.
It renews my hopes for the future, as we raise a generation who can see beyond disabilities to the heart of an individual. The fact that you get these big shots, like players and owners, to attend and give pep talks just astounds me. Well, I could go on and on, but just want to wish Camp for the Stars and it planners continued success. The teacher in me says there was excellent planning and wonderful workers. The mom in me says there is no way to thank such a wonderful group of individuals who care so much for my son and his buddies when they are on the football field. I cry for joy because 27 years ago, there was not a person who told me I could expect such blessings from being a part of the Down Syndrome community. I would never trade my son for an average adult male. Thanks to everyone. Please forward this to whomever you feel should read it.
Gratefully, Parletta D.