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Fun in the heat
190-plus boys, girls attend Jr. Bulldogs 3rd annual Football & Cheer Camp
Approximately 74 cheerleaders attended last weeks three-day free-of-charge skills camp. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

The Third Annual Ceres Jr. Bulldogs Football & Cheer Skills Camp was staged, July 21-23, at Smyrna Park.

Boys and girls, aged 6-14, attended the clinic for free.

"We wanted to give everybody a chance to participate," said Joseph Estrada, the organization's new president.

Ty'Zhaun Johnson, Diego Armas, Oscar Campos, Atticus Salazar and Evan Willform were among the 190-plus participants.

"We had a great turnout," Estrada said.

The three-day clinic got underway on Tuesday and ended on Thursday.

Each camp session lasted two hours (6-8 p.m.).

Football players completed warmup drills before cycling through five different stations.

Cheerleaders worked on learning a new cheer.

"The kids had so much fun," Estrada said.

Coaches offered frequent water breaks because of the weather.

Two cool-down stations were set up.

"It was hot," Estrada said. "We made sure the kids stayed hydrated."