Welker Gives Back To OKC, Starts Up Camp

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“Light them up,” Millwood’s football team chanted.  “Light them up.  Start a fire.  Start a fire."

Just like that, and the first ever Wes Welker 7-on-7 camp started up.

Seven on seven's involve no lineman and passing only.

Popular in Texas, Welker's free camp provides a rare opportunity in Oklahoma for campers like OU commit Justin Broiles.

“It’s big time,” Broiles said.  “Everything is taken care of.  You see a lot of seven on seven stuff isn’t paid for.  He got us a trophy, little mvp awards, food was great.  It was just amazing."

While Millwood's Darwin Franklin says acts like putting on a free camp shows we should all strive to be like Welker.

“I don’t if they understand that he’s a Heritage Hall guy,” Franklin said.  “So he wasn’t a Oklahoma City public school, and Millwood of course isn’t a Oklahoma City public school.  For him to give back to someone that wasn’t his alma mater or he wasn’t apart of it just show’s that giving spirit.”

Welker’s been very involved with the camp helping plan it for months now.

Providing everything cost free including a nike shirt, a catered meal and much more, but more importantly it’s an opportunity for everybody to improve.

The plan is for the event to grow each year into a city and statewide event.

“Each team that’s here we’ve given grants to, and it’s been such a cool deal to see them kind of come together and come out here and compete against each other,” Welker said.  “And get to talk to the kids, and kind of share my experiences and things to learn from and different things like that.  It’s been a lot of fun."

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