Quarterback Alex Smith Held Annual Football Camp This Week

This past Wednesday and Thursday, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith hosted more than 200 children from first to eighth grade at the "Hy-Vee Alex Smith Football ProCamp."

Given Smith's position, the camp focused primarily on both the quarterback and wide receiver positions.

"Me being the quarterback, there's a lot of offensive emphasis out here, a lot of throwing and catching," Smith said. "This is really about the kids. Summer's out, so here's a chance for a couple days of camp to come out and learn a little bit about football, have some fun and compete a little bit."

Alex Smith teamed up with ProCamps to offer tips and instruction, highlighting the finer points of football to youth Grades 1 to 8.

Rob Huber, the head football coach at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, helped Smith with the camp.  

"I do 25 camps a summer and without a doubt, [Alex Smith] is very special," Huber said. "He gets here early, he plays with every team out here. We have over 200 kids here and he's made a commitment to play on every kid's team, to work with every kid individually in a small group."

During the scrimmage portion of the camp, Smith interacted with all children in attendance.

For him, he said he was just happy for the opportunity to give back.

"It's fun," Smith said. "This community gives us so much support. I don't think there's any place like this in the country—Arrowhead and this entire community.

"For us, this is home. We work here, we spend so much time here and to be able to come out and interact with the entire community and meet the families, it's fun. It's worth it."


To help put on the camp, Smith partnered with: Hy-Vee, Hot 103 Jamz!, Welch's Fruit Snacks, Citi, Pronto Print, Kevin Ashley Photography, Crowne Plaza – Overland Park, Everlast, Papa John's, Shawnee Mission Health, Hatton Foundation, Dick's Sporting Goods, Teammates for Kids, Jersey Mikes, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City



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