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Commissaries announce ProCamps event sites

Note: To see videos on the agency's YouTube page related to ProCamps, go here and here. To see photos related to this news release, visit our Flickr page.

FORT LEE, Va. (June 15, 2017) – Eleven military communities have been chosen to host the 2017 football ProCamps events for boys and girls.

Winning installations qualified for a camp based on purchases of select items, like Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Head & Shoulders and Old Spice in their local commissaries from March through April. The two-day events are sponsored by Procter and Gamble in partnership with the Defense Commissary Agency and are open for first through eighth grade youth of active duty military, reservists, retirees, and DOD civilian employees.

This year's 11 ProCamps sites are as follows: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; Fort Drum, New York; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi; Naval Base San Diego, California; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Naval Support Activity Mid-South (Memphis), Tennessee; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

"We are so excited to announce this year's ProCamps locations," said Sallie Cauthers, DeCA's marketing and mass media specialist. "Our communities, especially the children, benefit from our partnership with industry that brings these football stars to their installations. At the same time, our commissary patrons save significantly on quality products versus what they'd have to pay outside the gate."

This marks the fifth year P&G has partnered with the commissary to run the NFL Military ProCamps program at installations worldwide, said Molly Fanning of ProCamps. "We are so excited to continue to grow the program with top NFL athletes."

ProCamps manages and operates sports camps around the world led by professional athletes. This year they've already conducted camps overseas for military children in the Kaiserslautern Military Community (Germany). At the end of July they will run a camp in the Far East at Camp Humphreys in South Korea.

"These camps teach the fundamentals of football, teamwork and how to make new friends," Fanning said. "By the end of summer we will have executed more than 50 camps for military youth. We are excited to continue to support military families through this program."

For more information about the camps being held at selected sites, contact your local youth sports office or visit your commissary for camp details.

ProCamps Schedule

  • June 16-17: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Andre Roberts wide receiver, Atlanta Falcons; Day 1, 4-7 p.m.; Day 2, 9 a.m. - noon; commissary meet and greet: June 16, 2:30 p.m.
  • June 19-20: Fort Drum, New York, Alejandro Villanueva, offensive lineman, Pittsburgh Steelers; Day 1: 5-8 p.m.; Day 2: 5-8 p.m.; commissary meet and greet: June 20, 3:30 p.m.
  • June 26-27: Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, Terrance Williams, wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 9 a.m. - noon; commissary meet and greet: June 26, 4:30 p.m.
  • June 30 - July 1: Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Steve Smith Sr., NFL Network analyst and former wide receiver for Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 9 a.m. - noon; commissary meet and greet: June 30, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 8-9: Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, LeGarrette Blount, running back, Philadelphia Eagles; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 1-4 p.m.; commissary meet and greet: July 8, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 10-11: Naval Base San Diego, California, Jonathan Stewart, running back, Carolina Panthers; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 9 a.m. - noon; commissary meet and greet: July 10, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 13-14: Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Tyler Eifert, tight end, Cincinnati Bengals; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 9 a.m. - noon; commissary meet and greet: July 13, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 15-16: Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Andre Roberts, wide receiver, Atlanta Falcons; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 1-4 p.m.; commissary meet and greet: July 15, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 17-18: Naval Support Activity Mid-South (Memphis), Tennessee, Marquise Goodwin, wide receiver, San Francisco 49ers; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 9 a.m. - noon; commissary meet and greet: July 18, 12:30 p.m.
  • July 19-20: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Steve Smith Sr., NFL Network analyst and former wide receiver for Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens; Day 1: 4-7 p.m., Day 2: 4-7 p.m.; meet and greet at the Hickam Commissary: July 19, 2:30 p.m.
  • July 19-20: Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Graham Gano, kicker, Carolina Panthers; Day 1: 1-4 p.m., Day 2: 9 a.m. - noon; commissary meet and greet: July 19, 4:30 p.m.
  • July 29-30: Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Steve Smith Sr., NFL Network analyst and former wide receiver for Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens; Day 1: 1-4 p.m.; Day 2: 9 a.m. – noon; commissary meet and greet: July 28, 5-6 p.m.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons save thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America's military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

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