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Green Bay Packers WR James Jones fufills dream with free youth football camp

8:13 AM, Jun. 30, 2011

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - James Jones remembers seeing fliers for youth football camps when he was a kid. He also remembers how badly he wanted to go.

"But they all cost money," the Green Bay Packers receiver said Saturday. "Living in homeless shelters, I knew my mom didn't have $150 for me to go to a camp. If she did have $150, it was for us to survive."

Nearly 20 years and one Super Bowl triumph later, there is Jones surveying the field at Gunderson High School in San Jose. More than 200 kids are catching footballs, zigzagging through orange cones or smashing into tackling dummies. ...

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