Nico Johnson football camp gives back big to local youth

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DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) Sponsors from the "No Player Left Behind" football camp gave a $4,000 check Friday to Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center.

The check presentation was held at the Hometown Lenders office in Dothan.

Funds were raised at the football clinic held last Saturday, August 5th. The camp was put on by former Alabama Crimson Tide and Andalusia high linebacker Nico Johnson. The Center will use the money for a variety of children's programs.

“We have a dog that comes out and helps them with healing and understanding,” said Laura Cheseldine, Development Advocate at Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center. “We’ll use it for forensic interviews where we have local law enforcement and DHR come out and do the investigations for our cases so we’ll use the money for that. It just makes a big impact.”

Around 70 youth hit the field at host location Dothan High School to take part in the first ever "No Player Left Behind" football camp.

Sponsors for the event were Bob Woodall Air Care Systems, Cherry & Irwin Law Firm, Ben Irwin, Sign Pro Screen Printing, The Griffin Agency, Mark Chambliss, Alfred Saliba, Coldwell Banker, Texas Roadhouse, Jerry Roberts & Sons Construction, “G” secrete donor, Action Buick GMC of Dothan, Hometown Lenders and Nico Johnson.

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