Pro Football Players Conduct Football Camp in Liberal
KSCB News - June 10, 2010 12:00 am
Since putting on Christian based speaking tour at Liberal schools and Redskin Field about five years ago, Ray McElroy has been a regular in Liberal. He is conducting his football camp again at Redskin Field this week. The former Bear, Colt, and Lion player says this is about more than X’s and O’s. “It’s not just about a football camp,” the Bear team chaplain McElroy said. “I’m bringing in men of intergrity, men who understand what it is to be a husband to their wives and a father to their children. I’m a man of faith. I believe faith is very important in our society.”
McElroy says the outreach to the schools paved the path for this camp. “The last several years after my playing career was over I’ve been speaking in schools all over the country and that’s how we got to Liberal. I was on school outreach in Liberal and we’ve been doing the camp the past four years.”
McElroy brings two Bears with Big 12 ties with him to Liberal. Former Oklahoma football player Juaquin Iglesias and former Nebraska football player Zack Bowman will help conduct the camp which began Wednesday and runs through Saturday at Redskin Field.