Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office hosts 3-day youth football camp

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office 10th annual ‘CTLT Youth Football Camp’ is underway!

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, kiddos are enjoying the fun and challenging three-day training for free.

Hundreds of local children, ages 10-14, are participating in the fun and challenging three-day football camp.

The football camp is free for Chesapeake children. This year, middle school, high school, and college football coaches will join college football players and former Coach Elisha “Cadillac” Harris to teach the children basic football skills and lead them in offensive and defensive drills.

In addition to football skills, the camp provides team-building concepts, positive re-enforcement, and personal leadership development designed to prepare our future leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.

“What we really want to do is take these children and make them leaders for the next generation,” said Harris.

Sheriff O’Sullivan developed the “Children Today Leaders Tomorrow” program in 2010 to offer local children from all walks of life, the opportunity to fulfill their potential with the guidance and mentorship of community members who care about them.  

Fifty deputies volunteer their time for this during all three days, said O’Sullivan. 

“We like to get involved with them at a young age and let them know we are the good guys and girls and we’re here to help,” he said.