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NFL players, Heartland natives Moore, Ealy to host free football camp

HAYTI, MO (KFVS) - Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety William Moore from Hayti and Carolina Panthers star defensive end Kony Ealy from New Madrid will host a joint football camp this summer.

This free camp will be held Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on the football field at Moore's alma mater, Hayti High School. 

The camp provides kids ages six-18 with the chance to improve their football skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork, while building self-esteem both on-and-off the field. Ages six-12 will have a morning session (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and ages 13-18 will have an afternoon session (2 p.m.-6 p.m.).

Each participant will receive a t-shirt, lunch/dinner, and refreshments. They will also have the opportunity to meet Moore, Ealy, and other NFL players onsite. 

Camp registration is open, and is currently registering the first 250 youth ages six-18 (125 six-12 year-olds and 125 13-18 year-olds). Parents can download the registration form and waiver viaDropBox, in local-area schools, or by contacting Melanie Wadden ( Please return both the registration form and the waiver by Friday, June 19, no exceptions, via email to Camp is limited to the first 125 youth per session (250 total).

The William Moore Youth Football Camp is made possible by Hayti High School, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Carolina Panthers.

About William Moore from Select Sports Group:

A starter since 2010, Moore has amassed 314 tackles, 32 passes defensed, 14 interceptions, 10 forced-fumbles, and four fumble recoveries in six seasons for the Atlanta Falcons. He earned Pro Bowl honors following a breakout season in 2012 and is entering his seventh NFL season. At the University of Missouri, Moore was a First-Team All-America honoree (2007) and team captain (2008). A native of Hayti, Mo., Moore earned All-State honors on both sides of the ball during his tenure at Hayti High School, where he was also a four-year letter-winner in basketball. He led a team that won three consecutive conference football championships (2001-'03).

About Kony Ealy from Select Sports Group:

A second-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, defensive end Kony Ealy is coming-off of a strong rookie season for the Carolina Panthers. The Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and Sports Illustrated All-Rookie Team selection (2014) topped-off his first season with sacks in three consecutive games to close-out the year. At the University of Missouri, Ealy notched 93 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 19 quarterback pressures, 14 sacks, and four forced-fumbles in 38 games and First-Team All-SEC honors as a r-junior (2013). A native of St. Louis, Ealy attended New Madrid High School in New Madrid, Mo., where he earned First-Team All-State, All-Region, All-District, and All-Conference honors (2009).

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