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After a five-year hiatus, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office and the Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation kicked off their summer with two free sports camps for kids in Norfolk.

On Monday, June 17, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office teamed up with Old Dominion University Men’s Soccer for a youth soccer camp on the ODU Soccer practice field. Attendees spent the day learning new skills, running drills, and playing games with the soccer coach and players.

Then, on Friday, June 21, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office teamed up with players and coaches from both Maury High School and Old Dominion University’s football teams for a youth football camp. This camp was also free for youth between the ages of 8-12 living in Norfolk. During the football camp, the kids had the opportunity to run drills and play scrimmages on ODU’s Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium alongside some of the top football players in the region. They also heard from retired NFL player, Senator Aaron Rouse who gave them words of encouragement and signed autographs for them. Throughout the day, the kids learned new techniques and skills to enhance their game and had a great time with the coaches, players, and sheriff’s office staff. Thanks to a partnership between the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office and Norfolk Public Schools attendees were given free breakfast and lunch at both camps.