CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Bears offensive lineman Rashaad Coward joins some other NFL players hosting a virtual football camp.
He’s doing it with the BamFam Foundation.READ MORE: CTA Orange, Green Line Service Partially Halted, Loop 'L' Trains Snagged Due To Medical Emergency At Roosevelt
Coward wants to give kids excitement about football even if it is for a short time.
“I thought it was a good idea,” Coward said, who added that it’s a little different from previous camps.
“We do it in the living room or garage. Stay active, don’t get bored at home,” Coward said. “They have a chance to get knowledge from me if they want any. To see how they are and everything.”
#Bears OL @RashaadCoward is hosting a free virtual football camp for kids this Saturday part of the @BamFam501c3 He tells us why this is so important and how the virtual classrooms are going with the #Bears! @cbschicago 5 & 10pm #NFL pic.twitter.com/DfnNI3i8gq
— Megan Mawicke (@MeganMawicke) May 12, 2020
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“I’m happy “I’m home with my family,” he said. “I’ve got to find ways to stay active. We’ve all got Zoom classroom. We’re going to cycle back into the game.”
Coward admitted it would it be weird to play with no fans in the stands if concerns about COVID-19 continue.
“It would be, but everyone just wants to play football at this point.”
Coward’s camp for second graders through high school. Coward is excited to give kids some excitement about football even if it is for a short time.MORE NEWS: 2-Year-Old Chicago Lawn Girl Suffered Burns, Bruises Before She Died, Police Say
The free 90 minute camp is Saturday at 11:00 a.m. To sign-up, go to the BamFam Foundation’s website for more information.