Dallas native, NFL veteran and Pro Bowler, Wade Smith, will celebrate his birthday and retirement from the NFL with The Wade Smith Foundation (WSF) through a weekend of giving back.
Wade teams up with elite NFL current and former players, along with Lake Highlands coaches, alum, professional dancers and cheerleaders on Saturday, April 25th from 9 am to 1 pm at Lake Highlands Family YMCA (8920 Stults Rd.) for a special Football and Cheer camp for youth in grades K-6.
Confirmed NFL players who will participate as coaches during the camp are Derek Newton (Houston Texans), Patrick Crayton (Former Dallas Cowboy), Edwin Harrison (CFL Calgary Stampeders), Stanley Bryant (CFL Calgary Stampeders), Quinton Demps (New York Giants), Shaun Smith (Former Dallas Cowboy), Amobi Okoye (Dallas Cowboys), Antoine Caldwell (Former Houston Texan), Ahmad Hall (Former Tennessee Titan/UT Grad), Frank Okam (Former Houston Texan/UT Grad/LH Grad), Chris Ogbonnya (New York Giants), Steven Octavien (former Dallas Cowboy/Cleveland Brown), Bethel Johnson (former New England Patriot/New Orleans Saint/Minnesota Viking), Rodney Bradley (former NFL player), Dexter Ford (former Baylor Bear) and Ken Hamlin (Former Dallas Cowboy)
Wade says, “The Wade Smith Foundation is excited to bring together some of the greatest athletes for an exciting weekend of fun, all in the name of charity. Our children are the most important assets in the world today and investing in the future success of generations to come is paramount. I’m really excited that we can do so much in a fun environment and pay it forward to our future leaders of America.” WSF’s mission is to facilitate the growth of today’s youth by providing them with the necessary tools to improve their overall development as young adults. Since 2012, WSF has been regenerating fun and excitement in education and literacy, providing students and families with both encouragement and support in pursuing their goals and living their dreams through education, memorable experiences and valuable opportunities.