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Trovon Reed Holding Two Youth Football Camps in L.A.

While the offseason is a time for players to unwind and relax before training camp hits, many of them have dedicated their weekends to giving back.

One of those players is Trovon Reed.

"I'm a guy who likes to give back because I never had anything growing up," Reed said.  "I wanted to give to the community and do some things to help the kids out."

This weekend, Reed is going "Back II Back" and holding two camps in the Los Angeles area.  Saturday's will be held at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale from 10:00am-3:00pm. Sunday's event will be held at George Washington Prep High School from 10:00am-3:00pm.

The camps are free for elementary through high school students.

Although he admits he is still making a name for himself in the NFL, that doesn't matter to Reed.  What does is making an impact in a kid's life.

"I just need to change one person's life.  If one person shows up, that person is going to have the time of their life!  I just want to go out there and have fun with the kids.  I'm not going to deny anybody.  If kids didn't register and they show up, they're going to get into the camp."

Holding a camp is something that is very important to Reed.  When figuring out how to give back, he chose to go the camp route because he never got to experience anything like it in his hometown growing up.

"No one from my high school besides (Detroit Lions Offensive Tackle) Greg Robinson and I made it to the NFL.  So, I didn't have anyone (to look up to) growing up.  I didn't have any role models.  Now that I found a way to the NFL, it's only right that I give back and give hope.  The hope that I had almost died because I saw other people's dreams die.  I need to let these kids know they can do it."

What makes this weekend extra special is the location of these camps.

"(With the Chargers) Los Angeles is getting straight ballers who are trying to turn this team around.  At the end of the day, a team feeds off their crowd and we are looking to bring something great to the community.  We love the kids and are looking forward to meeting everyone this weekend.  We're also looking forward to seeing people in the stands come September."

Click here to register for Saturday's camp and be sure to contact the organizer through that link to register for Sunday's event.

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