Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- Midlands children had the opportunity to join forces with former collegiate and NFL football players on Tuesday to learn about football, staying active, and eating healthy.
Former Gamecock and NFL pro Langston Moore founded Eat2Win, an organization that works to battle obesity related problems found in South Carolina. Tuesday kicked off its second annual football camp.
Children of all ages came out to improve their football skills side-by-side with former professional athletes. Staying hydrated and practicing safe technique were among the ideas stressed to the kids out on the field.
Between practices, kids visited different stations to learn about healthy eating, and were provided samples of healthy foods as well as a healthy lunch.
But Langston has a deeper meaning behind putting on the camp. He lost his own father to obesity related issues when he was younger. Now, he is using his talent of football to teach.
"Football is what we do best," Moore said. "But there's still a lot of issues we try to talk about out here. It affects a lot of the guys who are out here...Preston Thorne, a lot of those guys have had parents or family members die at an early age and even guys I used to look up to in the NFL."
Campers also learned the Eat2Win abbreviation for "eat"; effort, attitude and technique, which was reinforced throughout the day by coaches.
Health screenings and information were also available on site for kids and parents.