The Xtra Inch, in partnership with the First Choice Medicaid health plan, will hold its First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth football camp in Charleston, S.C., for boys and girls ages 5-12 on Saturday, May 5, 2 – 6 p.m. at McMahon Field, 55 Cleveland Street beside Hampton Park. Three additional camps will be held in Tega Cay on May 19 (sold out), Spartanburg on June 16 and Columbia on July 21. Details are available at www.selecthealthofsc.com.
For the first time in its five-year history, the camps will be offered free of charge to all participants. First Choice Fit camps also feature a community health fair that is free and open to the public. Health fair screenings will also be offered as part of the camps.
Advance registration is required for the camps and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To provide a quality, one-on-one experience, each camp is limited to 125 participants. First Choice plan members may call 843-569-4803 for express registration. All others may register at www.marcuslattimore.com.
“First Choice Fit camps improve football skills in a positive and encouraging environment while also challenging youth to develop as individuals,” said USC Gamecocks director of player development for life skills (and former running back) Marcus Lattimore. “Good health, strong values, dignity, and respect are the keys to success on and off the field.”
“Being First Choice Fit means eating right, being active, and seeing a doctor every year for checkups even when feeling well,” said Rebecca Engelman, market president at Select Health. “By encouraging more children to get well visits each year and teaching about preventive care, Marcus and First Choice Fit are helping to keep our state’s children even healthier for life.”
The camp schedule is as follows:
2 – 2:45 p.m.
Camp check in, health fair activities for campers, snack/sunscreen station. Once camper screenings are completed, the health fair will remain open for interested members of the public. Screenings include body composition (height, weight and waist) and body mass index (BMI) for all ages. Total body fat percentage will be available for ages 10 and older.
2:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Rotating drills and activity stations with periodic water/rest breaks.
5:45 – 6 p.m.
A camper/coach/sponsor/parent huddle and closing remarks.
For more information, visit www.marcuslattimore.com or follow Lattimore on Facebook (MarcusLattimoreOfficial), Twitter (@marcuslattimore) and Instagram (marcuslattimore). Send camp questions to [email protected].
For more information about First Choice Fit, visit www.selecthealthofsc.com.