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Purdue Head Coach Darrell Hazell Set to Speak at LFG Football Camp Ohio

WESTERVILLE, OH – June 12, 2014 – Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation announced today that Darrell Hazell, head football coach at Purdue University, will be the featured guest speaker at the fifth annual Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 23 at Otterbein University.

The Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp is open to student-athletes who will be entering grades 9 through 12 this fall as well as high school seniors who just graduated. During the event, athletes are divided into small groups and receive instruction in a variety of offensive and defensive skills from volunteer college coaches from around the country. More than 100 coaches are expected to be in attendance.

Student-athletes can register for the camp on our website at

"I have worked with Coach Hazell and he has always been a huge supporter of the camp and foundation,” said John Loose, founder of Lauren’s First and Goal and an assistant football coach at the U.S. Military Academy. “He has volunteered at our camp in previous years and we are very excited he will be joining us to talk with our campers."

The one-day football camp for high school players is the primary fundraiser for the Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation, which provides financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services, offers financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer, and increases awareness of the disease. LFG has raised more than $1.5 million since it was created in 2004. The foundation is named after Loose’s daughter Lauren, a 17-year-old pediatric brain tumor survivor.

Hazell is entering his second season as head coach of the Boilermakers. Prior to his arrival at Purdue, he coached Kent State to a 16-10 record in two years at the helm. In 2012, the team captured the Mid-American Conference East Division Championship and played in their first bowl game in 40 years.

Along with the Ohio camp, Lauren’s First and Goal also hosts a one-day event at Lafayette College, which was held on Sunday, June 1 and helped push the foundation past the $100,000 raised mark for this year.

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