July 5, 2012
-- Baton Rouge, LA.- Veteran wide receiver, Super Bowl XLVI Champion, LSU icon, and 2004 #1 draft pick, Michael Clayton, will return to his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA. to host the Inaugural Baton Rouge Rush Football Mini Camp and family sports event. The event, which will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, will be held on July 28, 2012 at the Christian Life Academy and will feature top LSU Tiger players and professional athletes.
Michael is dedicated to changing the lives of our youth both locally and nationally! Using sports as a platform to help give back to the community in which he grew up, Michael has donated funds to the LSU Hurricane Katrina Fund, which assists LSU students who lost financial support or had been displaced during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He has mentored children in foster Care in Tampa, FL., conducted men's fellowship programs in prisons, has hosted fundraisers, and spearheaded awareness events in New York for CancerCare and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Baton Rouge Rush not only teaches young sports enthusiasts several offensive and defensive drills, but off the field young athletes will also learn the importance of good character, attitude, and hard work ethic; all of which are essential in becoming a successful athlete.
With the help of local community coaches, parents, and volunteers, Michael Clayton will provide a day to unite friends, families and loved ones through fundraising. The goal of the camp and event is to create a unique platform that proves kids can accomplish anything by combining fun games, food, and a sense of community for children of all ages. All contributions whether small or large can go a long way in changing a child's life and proceeds from the camp will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Baton Rouge Rush registration for mini-camp starts at age 8-11, 12-14, and 15-18 with camp pricing ranging from $15-35 dollars. For only $10 on the general admission young adults, teens, and parents will have an opportunity to participate In football themed games, trivia, raffles, food, and spectator seating. Children under 8 receive free admission. Highlights at the event also include an autograph signing, gift bags for camp registrants, step and repeat, and a social media table where guests can instantly tweet, Facebook message, Instagram pictures, and exchange information with other guests. Michael will provide opening remarks, testimonials, and pay tribute to his childhood school Christian Life Academy, followed by a guest speaker from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Select families from St. Jude will also be in attendance.
The 4-hour event will also provide sponsors with the opportunity for on-site signage, sampling of products, and business to consumer opportunities. A VIP after party will be held at a private location as a special thank you to all participating sponsors and VIP guests. Current sponsors include HINT Water, Peak Performance, CleatSkins, Rice & Roux, and One Concierge.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit the official event website www.BatonRougeRush.com. Twitter hashtag #BRRUSH
About Michael Clayton
Michael Clayton is considered as one of the best all-around football players to ever play at LSU. After three successful years of playing college football with the NCAA champion team the LSU Tigers, Clayton was a first round draft pick, 15th overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his first year, Clayton was ranked 5th all-time in NFL history among rookies with 80 receptions for 1193 yards and 7 touchdowns, ranking him 1st on the Buccaneers in receiving touchdowns that season. This stellar season has led numerous publications to select him to the all rookie team. Some of Clayton's biggest NFL accomplishments include averaging over 14 yards per reception in 2009, extending his streak of averaging over 10 yards per reception since joining the league. Michael signed with the NY Giants in 2010, becoming a Super Bowl XLVI Champion in 2012.