Colts football camp teaches local kids life skills

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TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) — It was all about the blue at Wea Ridge Elementary School Thursday morning.

The Indianapolis Colts organization paid a special visit for the Big Blue Football Camp.

Second through fifth grade students got the chance to learn and practice football drills.

Former NFL player and Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior says the camp teaches teamwork and other valuable life skills.

“Be great at those little things, you know?” Prior said. “Being a great listener, making sure you’re getting your homework done, and listening to your teachers, your parents, your coaches — they’re all trying to help you out.”

He said the main goal of the camp is to encourage the kids to lead a more active lifestyle.

“You start developing good habits, whether nutrition or exercise habits, when you’re young,” Prior added. “It will carry over and last you a lifetime.”

Prior said about 40 Indiana schools host the Big Blue Camp each year. The event is free to all schools wanting to participate.

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