ELIZABETHTON, TN- Elizabethton High School’s Citizens Bank Stadium was packed Saturday morning as one of the city’s hometown heroes, Jason Witten, returned for his annual football camp.
Around 1,500 kids from ages 7-18 hit the field for the 14th annual Score Foundation Football Camp. However, this was the first time the camp was held in Citzens Bank Stadium, which was completed last year.
“Yesterday was my first day seeing the new stadium and this is great for this community,” said Witten. “I think they did a great job and it’s great for us to be able to use it for this camp.”
The former University of Tennessee star and Cowboys’ tight end signed autographs with fans, while taking the kids through drills with various coaches.
“I think it provides prospective,” said Witten. “You’re in the grind of trying to be your best and compete for a Super Bowl and in the midst of that, to be able to kind of come and interact with these kids and put a smile on their face and it’s really why you do it and why we play and fell in love with the game of football. It’s great to be able to come back home and get some of these great coaches in the area and kind of impact these kids in this way.”