July 29, 2014

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Pro Kyle Juszczyk to hold football camp at Cloverleaf

WESTFIELD TWP. — The “Juice” is back at Gene Clark Stadium.

Former Cloverleaf football standout and current Baltimore Raven Kyle Juszczyk will conduct the inaugural Juice’s Future All-Stars Camp, a one-day clinic for kids ages 8-13, on Monday.

Baltimore Ravens fullback and Lafayette Township native Kyle Juszczyk, left, will host a youth football camp at Gene Clark Stadium on Monday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Baltimore Ravens fullback and Lafayette Township native Kyle Juszczyk, left, will host a youth football camp at Gene Clark Stadium on Monday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Registration for the camp will start at 8:30 a.m., with instruction by Juszczyk and members of the Cloverleaf coaching staff starting at 9. The event will conclude at noon.

“It’s always great to work with kids, and it’s even more special to work with Cloverleaf kids,” said Juszczyk, who is entering his second season as a fullback for the Ravens. “This is who I am, and it’s always important to remember where you came from and give back.”

The camp is open to kids across the area — not just to those that live in the Cloverleaf Local School District — and costs $10. Along with instruction of offensive and defensive techniques, each camper will receive a T-shirt and bottle of water.

All proceeds will benefit Crohn’s Disease research, a cause that is important to Juszczyk. Former Colts assistant coach Dave Ward, who had stints working with the middle school and high school programs and coached Juszczyk, has had the disease since he was a teenager.

“He’s someone that’s really special to me,” the 23-year-old Juszczyk said. “He has had it since he was 17 and I thought it was a good cause.”

The 6-foot-1, 248-pound Juszczyk, who was an All-American tight end at Harvard, was a fourth-round draft selection in 2013 and is reportedly slated to start at fullback. He had five tackles and a pair of kick returns last season.

The 2008 Cloverleaf graduate was a two-time All-Gazette selection and led the team in receiving and rushing yards as a senior.

No pre-registration is required, and those interested in more information can email Juszczyk directly at kjuszczyk44@gmail.com or by visiting the “Juice’s Future All-Stars Camp” page on Facebook.

Contact Dan Brown at sports@medina-gazette.com.