Jeff Caspersen
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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June 20, 2012
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NFL's Lloyd brings his football knowledge to the Roaring Fork Valley

At a basketball camp last summer, National Football League wide receiver Brandon Lloyd left quite the impression on Chris Woods.

Lloyd was at the camp as a guest speaker, but he didn't stop with his speech.

"I saw what a good person he was," said Woods, now the executive director for Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District. "He ended up staying two days, joining in drills and playing on teams. He was just a really good ambassador."

An impressed Woods kept in contact with Lloyd, eventually coming up with the idea to invite the former Denver Bronco and current New England Patriot to lead a youth football camp at El Jebel's Crown Mountain Park.

So far, more than 60 kids have signed up for that camp, which will be held Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. A portion of the proceeds from the Viceroy Snowmass-sponsored camp will benefit Basalt's Three Rivers Youth Football program.

Lloyd, who is known for his acrobatic grabs, will teach the 5- to 14-year-old campers the "FUNdamentals" of football, Woods said.

"There will be no pads, helmets or anything like that," Woods said. "Just fun. You just get to spend a couple mornings with an NFL player."

Lloyd, 30, spent parts of three seasons with the Broncos. He was traded from Denver to the St. Louis Rams midway through the 2011 campaign, in which he finished with 966 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 70 receptions. He signed with New England as a free agent this offseason.

Call Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District at 963-6030 to sign up. The cost is $50. Visit www.crownmtn.org for more information.

jcaspersen@postindependent.com


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