George Wilson Bringing Summer Fun to Paducah
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The George Wilson Safety Foundation has several events scheduled for kids and adults this summer. The former Paducah Tilghman and current Buffalo Bills standout will host a Sports Fest Football and Cheer Camp along with a Family Night Bowling Event.
Sports Fest is an annual event hosted by Wilson, along with the NFL Youth Fund, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, USA Football Academy, Western Baptist Hospital, McCracken County School District, the Paducah Independent School District and many others.
The mission of the football and cheer camp is to raise the awareness of the effects of childhood obesity. Through theses programs, Wilson and his professional team of coaches demonstrate fun ways to incorporate physical activities into every day life.
This year’s football and cheer camp will be held from 8:30 am-1 pm, Saturday June 16, at Paducah Tilghman High School. The football camp will consist of agility drills, football specifics, sprint races and team-building exercises. This year’s cheerleader camp, led by a former Indiana Pacers Cheerleader, will consist of cheer warm-ups and dance moves.
A registration form for the upcoming camps can be found at http://www.gwsafety.org/registration.html.
The Family Night Bowling Event will be held Friday, June 15, at Cardinal Lanes in Paducah. The event has been designed as a community outreach to allow families an opportunity to have an evening filled with fun and prizes. Children bowl for free and there will also be free admission, free food and drinks. There will also be a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and door prizes.
Family Day in the Park will be held Saturday, July 21, at Noble Park in Paducah. There will be free health screenings, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, jungle gyms, face-painting, live music, a family obstacle course tournament, Zumba in the Park and much more.
For more information on this summer’s events in Paducah, go to http://www.gwsafety.org or call Terri Carr at 281-889-6361.