Area kids threw on the ugly sweaters and Christmas pajamas for AIM Quarterback Academy‘s 2nd Annual Toy Drive Holiday Camp. The event took place under Friday night’s lights at the Fredericksburg Field House, with nearly 50 local players ages 9 and up taking the field for two hours of football drills with a holiday twist.
For organizer and AIM Quarterback founder Lavell Mccullers, who coached the event in a lit-up Christmas wreath, the focus was on community.
“It’s to give back to the less fortunate and the homeless and make sure they have a holiday, as well. (It’s) also to give back to the kids, because they deserve it, too.”
This year’s event expanded upon last year’s focus on quarterbacks and wide receivers to include running backs, line backers and defensive backs. Tickets were $50 or two unwrapped gifts, all of which will be donated to local children in need. And in the true Christmas spirit, friends of Muccullers who coach at high schools from the surrounding counties were more than willing to pitch in and volunteer their time and talent.