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13th annual pro football camp cancelled

LAPLACE — Organizers announced that the 13th Annual Pro Football Camp, scheduled for Friday July 17 at Nicholls State University, will not take be rescheduled.  It will not take place at all this year as originally planned.

Because there are so many uncertainties surrounding the reopening of the state from the COVID-19 quarantine, organizers and sponsors believe the risk to participants and coaches is too great to take any chances.

With that being said, the Pro Football Camp Foundation is already planning next summer’s camp!

“We promise to come back next year better than ever!” organizers said in a press release.“Good luck to all of our athletes in your preparation this summer and we wish you much success in the fall! Please stay safe, and we will see you in July 2021!”

The PFC Foundation extended gratitude to all event sponsors, especially presenting sponsors OrthoLA and Thibodaux Regional Sports Medicine Center. They also thanked Coach Tim Rebowe and his staff at Nicholls State University for the tremendous job they do, year after year. Additionally, camp could not be held without the leadership of Coach Don Rodrigue, “Coach Rod”, and his staff of high school coaches.

The Pro Football Camp (PFC) was started in 2007 by Albert Elias, Dr. David Elias’ brother. Albert was an agent for numerous professional football players. When Albert passed away several years ago, Dr. Elias and his family decided to continue the camp in his honor. Since its inception, the mission of the PFC has been to provide an affordable camp experience for area youth.  It has become something that high school athletes look forward to throughout the year.  Some of the college and professional players (former and current) that have attended camp in the past are Phillip Livas, Jarvis Green, Skylar Green, Richard Dickson, Mark Roman, Trev Faulk, Kevin Faulk, Randall Gay, Eric Alexander, Al Woods, Trovon Reed, Jeff Charleston, Elijah McGuire, Leonard Fournette, Tre’davious White, Ronnie Estay, Casey Roussel, Travis Daniels, Howard Green, Lowell Narcisse, and John Fourcade.

To date, the PFC Foundation has awarded close to $30,000 in scholarships to area high school seniors who have attended camp.  The Foundation has also donated thousands of dollars to athletic programs at Nicholls State University and many high schools in southeast Louisiana.