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Jr. Bulldogs offer free skills clinic
• 110 boys, girls attend Ceres camp
Ceres Jr. Bulldogs Football
The Ceres Jr. Bulldogs Football & Cheer Organization staged its Skills Camp this past week at Smryna Park. Approximately 110 boys and girls, aged 4-14, participated.

The Ceres Jr. Bulldogs Football & Cheer Organization held its Sixth Annual Skills Camp this past week.

Coaches offered water breaks every 15 minutes during the free clinic, staged July 17-20, at Smyrna Park.

“It was so hot,” said Joseph Estrada, the organization’s president. “We made sure the kids stayed hydrated throughout the camp. We had five different water stations.”

A total of 110 boys and girls, aged 4-14, attended this year’s camp.

Each session lasted two hours, 6-8 p.m.

Football players and cheerleaders completed warmup drills prior to receiving instruction from their respective coaches.

“I was pleased with the turnout,” Estrada said. “A lot of kids showed up. I saw a lot of new faces. The kids had a lot of fun.”

The Jr. Bulldogs held their first official practice of the 2018 campaign on Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m., at Cesar Chavez Jr. High.

The Central Valley Gridiron Youth Football season will begin next month.

“We’re trying to get the kids adapted to the heat,” Estrada said.