WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Green Bay Packer Jay Ross is currently locked out, but the second annual Jay Ross football camp has a green light in Wilmington. 55 children got to meet and play with Wilmington’s Super Bowl champion on Friday. It’s a two day camp. It’ll resume on Saturday morning at the Martin Luther King Center with registration at 9am. The camp will begin at 10am.
Jay Ross is all about giving back to his community. The camp is free. In fact that’s the only way the Packers defensive end would have it. ” I’m not doing it for myself. The guys that charge are just doing it to make money,” Ross said. “I didn’t have money growing up. I’m not ashamed to going back to not having money. It’s not everything. It doesn’t make the world go round. It’s about people and developing our children because they’re our future. I consider the whole city of Wilmington my home. Being out here with these kids really means a lot to me.”
NFL players are currently locked out. The lockout may be lifted soon according to several sources close to the situation, but Jay Ross hasn’t heard any positive news in that direction. “I don’t really know what’s going on. I’m just out of the loop like everyone else. I just know that when they get a deal done they’ll give us a call and say come on.”
Jay Ross will be hosting a celebrity basketball game at Brogden Hall in Wilmington on Saturday, July 16th. A handful of NFL players are expected to play. WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard is also expected to play along with Wake Forest senior center Ty Walker. Tickets are $5 in advance. $7 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Police Recreation Association.
Jay Ross is a graduate of New Hanover High School & East Carolina University.