FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Students at Edgewood Elementary in Fort Myers took a time out from classes Thursday to get a lesson in fitness from the pros.
Former Dolphin player Twan Russell led the kids in fun activities and drills including: hurdles, knock-away dummies, ladders and halfback pads just like the Miami Dolphins players.
The Gatorade Jr. Training Camp is a FREE grassroots program emphasizing education, physical fitness and positive choices for kids in a safe and fun environment.
The team will also be offering a week-long summer camp at Estero High School from July 11th to July 15th.
All camps are from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. The price is $250.
Extended care is available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for $50 per week.
Lunch is available for $25 for the week.
Boys and girls, ages 6-14, can participate in an interactive, week-long football experience featuring appearances by former Miami Dolphins' players. The camp focuses on football training, teamwork building and the importance of education. The goal of the Miami Dolphins Football Camp is for the children to develop skills that will help them succeed on and off the field.
Girls, ages 5-14, learn from the pros! In a non-competitive environment, these little ladies will learn dances and cheers, and attend etiquette and glamour classes taught by both current and former Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.
Use the code "swfcamp" for $50 off the price of the camp.
Visit MiamiDolphins.com to sign up.
Contact Twan Russell, the Dolphins' director of youth and community programs, at (305) 943-7272.