Wednesday, September 2, 2015
COLUMBIA - Former Gamecock and NFL player Langston Moore held his second annual Eat2Win football camp for children ages 9-17 Tuesday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The one-day camp provided attendees with information about living a healthy lifestyle and gave local youth the opportunity to interact with both college and former NFL football players.
Moore conceptualized the Eat2Win football camp, which he calls a (FUN)damental camp for children 9-17.
Eat stands for Effort, Attitude and Technique and during the one-day camp Moore and his grouping of South Carolina All-Stars focused on showing those in attendance what it takes to a have healthy lifestyle to go along with eating habits that in turn will combine for long-term success.
Moore’s Eat2Win football camp also incorporates parents and guardians too.
“I lost my father my second year at Carolina. Losing one of my biggest fans and examples of strength in my life was a tremendous eye opener,” Moore stated. “It made me realize no one was immune
to the effects of poor health and that being proactive with my own health was paramount to my success on and off the field.”
Studies show that South Carolina has one of the highest rates of diabetes at 11.6 percent of the adult population and more than 1.1 million adults are obese in the state.
In particular, the 29203 area code ranks in the nation for amputees because of these issues.
Moore and other former Gamecocks were trying to make an impact through various camps and speaking engagements on their own until one day they realized there was a need in the same town that supported their college life.
Together, Moore and two other former Gamecocks and NFL players
Preston Thorne and Jon Alston formed Eat2Win to combat the poor health in the Columbia area.
“With the Eat2Win camp, we use football as a catalyst for discussion and education to remind folks that they are responsible for their own health and well-being. We know that habits play a key role in a healthy lifestyle so our goal is to give as many resources as we can to cultivate these positive habits,” Moore stated.
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