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2nd-Annual Eric Thomas All-Sports Skills Camp
Sunday, 29th July 2012 - 7:43PM

Olympian Eric Thomas returns to Nacogdoches to present the 2nd Annual Eric Thomas All Sports Skills Camp on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Nacogdoches High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Soccer Practice Field.

Joining Thomas are NFL greats, two-time Super Bowl Champion Greg Briggs and three-time Super Bowl Champion Kevin Smith, both of the Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl Champion Santana Dotson of the Green Bay Packers, Marcus Spears of the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, as well as Stephen F. Austin State University All-American Defensive End and Arlington Heights High School Defensive Coordinator Curtis James.

Sponsored by the Eric Thomas Foundation, Hotel Fredonia and Champion Trainers, LLC, the Eric Thomas All Sports Skills Camp is available to boys and girls ages 8-18 who are participating in various sports, including basketball, track, baseball/softball, lacrosse, volleyball, and soccer.

The Camp is designed to help each child achieve their athletic and fitness goals by providing knowledge, motivation, and encouragement in their chosen sports activity. “Our goal is to offer a fun, yet challenging setting for keeping kids active during the summer months while providing relevant instruction to improve their skills and abilities,” explains Thomas.

The camp cost is $35. Sibling discounts are available. To register, visit Registration is FREE for the first 10 youths that register online.

Skills training activities include:

• One-on-one training with professional athletes

• Proper running techniques/mechanics

• Flexibility & stretching techniques

• Speed/Agility drills

• Strength conditioning/endurance improvement

• Nutrition counseling

• Fun Team competitions
In addition to specialized skills training, each child will receive:

• Camp T-Shirt

• Lunch

• Signed Memorabilia

To learn more about the Eric Thomas All Sports Skills Camp or how you can become a camp sponsor, please contact Eric Thomas at 713-320-6672 or visit


Eric Thomas was born in the rural town of Garrison, TX, just a few short miles from Nacogdoches. He was introduced to athletics at an early age and earned a football and track scholarship to Blinn College, where, as a freshman, he was recognized as the Fastest Hurdler in the Nation and became the 4x4 Junior College Relay record-holder. Eric later transferred to Abilene Christian University, where he earned All-American honors before training for professional Track & Field competition.

In 1999, Eric earned a silver medal in the Pan-American Games. The following year, he earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team and competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In 2003, Eric became the U.S. Champion and earned another silver medal in the Pan-American Games. For eight years of his 10-year professional career, Eric Thomas was ranked in the top 10 Track & Field athletes in the world.

After retiring from professional competition, Eric became a certified personal trainer in 2005 and founded Champion Trainers (, where he has been providing quality, customized training programs for more than 7 years to clients of all ages. Some of his clients have included professional athletes from the NFL and NBA, including the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets, as well as AAU Youth Sports Teams and programs.

With a strong desire to improve the health of fitness of Texas youths and to support students pursuing a college education, Eric organized the Eric Thomas Foundation in 2010. Each year, the foundation provides scholarships to deserving high school graduates who would otherwise be unable to acquire financial assistance. For more information about the Eric Thomas Foundation, please call 713-516-2504 or visit

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