Urban Meyer Returns to Speak at LFG Football Camp in Ohio
Urban Meyer, the head coach at The Ohio State University, will be the featured guest speaker at the annual Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 14 at Otterbein University.
The one-day football camp for high school players are 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 $1.7 million since it was created in 2004.
This year will mark Meyer’s second visit to the Lauren’s First and Goal camp. He spoke to athletes at the 2012 event and later that year joined the foundation’s honorary board of directors. As an honorary board member, Meyer and other college and professional football coaches have given their time and support to the foundation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Meyer back as our featured speaker,” said John Loose, who co-founded Lauren’s First and Goal with his wife in honor of their daughter Lauren. “With the busy schedule that comes with winning the national championship, it means a lot to us that he’s willing to take the time to support the camp and foundation again.”
Meyer recently completed his third year at Ohio State, leading the Buckeyes to the 2014 national championship and Big Ten Conference championship. The Buckeyes are 38-3 with Meyer at the helm.
Prior to joining the Buckeyes, Meyer had previously won two national championships – in 2006 and 2008 with the University of Florida. He is one of only two coaches in history to win national championships with two different schools.
With all of his coaching success, Meyer is on a pace to have the most victories as a head coach after his first 15 seasons and to reach 200 victories faster than any other coach.
The LFG Football Camp is open to student-athletes who will be entering grades 9 through 12 this fall. 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 information, including registration details are available at www.laurensfirstandgoal.org. Follow the latest camp news on Twitter and Facebook.