Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh to Speak at Lauren’s First and Goal PA Camp

EASTON, PA (March 18, 2015) - Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation is honored to announce that Jim Harbaugh, head football coach at the University of Michigan, will be the featured guest speaker at the 12th Annual Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 7 at Lafayette College. Harbaugh will be joined at the camp by his entire Michigan Wolverines’ coaching staff.

The one-day football camp for high school players is the primary fundraiser for the 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 $1.7 million since it was created in 2004.

“Coach Harbaugh has had tremendous success as a quarterback and Head Football Coach both in college and in the NFL,” said John Loose, an assistant football coach at Army who created the foundation in honor of his daughter Lauren. “He will have a great message for the athletes, coaches and parents. We are extremely excited to welcome him and his staff as our guests at Lauren's First and Goal.”

Harbaugh, who was named Michigan’s coach in December, spent the past four seasons at the helm of the San Francisco 49ers and led the team to three NFC Championship games and one conference championship. He received the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award in 2012.

Before his time in San Francisco, Harbaugh coached the Stanford Cardinals for four years and again received top coaching honors, taking home the Woody Hayes Award in 2010. He has also coached at the University of San Diego and served as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders.

Harbaugh played 15 seasons in the NFL and led the Indianapolis Colts to the AFC Championship game in 1995. He was voted to the Pro Bowl and tabbed AFC Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Comeback Player of the Year that same season. He starred at Michigan for his collegiate career.

Harbaugh's brother John, who coaches the Baltimore Ravens, spoke at the LFG camp in 2005 and is a member of the foundation's honorary board of directors.

The LFG Football Camp is open to student-athletes who will be entering grades 9 through 12 this fall, as well as current high school seniors. During the event, athletes are divided into small groups and receive instruction in a variety of offensive and defensive skills from about 300 volunteer college coaches from around the country.

Along with the PA camp, LFG also sponsors a one-day camp at Otterbein University in Ohio, which will be held on Sunday, June 14. Student-athletes can register for either camp online at www.lfgf.org.