FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2019
National Down Syndrome Society
NFL Star Jamison Crowder Hosting Football Camp with National Down Syndrome Society
DURHAM, NC. – NFL star football player Jamison Crowder has teamed up with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to host the First Annual Jamison Crowder NDSS All-Star Clinic at Duke University on April 27, 2019, from 10-1PM. NDSS President and CEO Sara Weir said these camps are important to break the role of discrimination in the sports world.
“NDSS will always raise awareness, and in this case, take action through inclusion in school, sports and the creation of this camp for people with physical and intellectual disabilities who face discrimination on and off the field.”
NDSS’ Inclusive Health and Sports (IHS) initiative is dedicated to HEALTH, the most important and critical human right. NDSS is teaming up with the Triangle Down Syndrome Network of Raleigh, Jamison Crowder and other NFL Athletes to host this inclusive football clinic.
Crowder, a Duke Alum, was inspired to host this clinic because his younger brother has Down syndrome.
“This is a very special day for me, to be able to host a clinic for everyone, no matter their abilities and have a fun day playing football, it just doesn’t get much better.”
Individuals with disabilities and their siblings were invited to join NDSS for a morning of football drills, autographs and a healthy lunch. NFL and Duke Athletes will be running football drills among the 400 people attending this sold-out event.
More information can be found here: https://www.classy.org/event/first-annual-jamison-crowder-ndss-all-star-clinic/e221883.
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), is the largest nonprofit in the United States dedicated to advocating for all people with Down syndrome in the world. NDSS provides comprehensive programming to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families, which include: The National Advocacy & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., the first of its kind #DSWORKS® Employment Program, and the National Buddy Walk® Program. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities.