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Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Wendell Smallwood hosted an event to give back to his hometown: Wilmington, Delaware. The 7-vs-7 tournament this past weekend and the skills camp for children ages 8-14 pulled in over 150 local children was an opportunity to motivate and stimulate Wilmington children and inspire them to reach for their dreams.
Summarized from the full article on theeagleswire.usatoday.com
Various NFL players make sure they give back by holding events in their home cities. Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood hosted an NFL-style combine event on Saturday at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware, which is where he grew up.
In addition to the combine, Smallwood held a skills camp the week before and had a 7-on-7 tournament on July 1. The third-year running back took some time before the combine to share what these events mean to him and why he decided to provide them for his home city.
Smallwood had over 150 kids at his skills camp. It was a free event for kids ages 8-14. All of the kids were given T-shirts and lunch. The combine was for teenagers 15-19. They took part in a 40-yard dash, three-cone drill and vertical and broad jumps. Wrapping up Smallwood’s first series of camps, the 7-on-7 tournament featured local high school teams.
Other Notable Players
Smallwood was assisted by fellow standout athletes from Delaware, such as Eastern Kentucky wide receiver Neiko Creamer, West Virginia defensive end Kenny Bigelow and former New Mexico RB Jhurell Pressley.