To me, one of the coolest things about playing at a professional venue is the right to say that you competed on the same field as the superstars do. This summer, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex plays host to thousands of athletes from sports including baseball, soccer, basketball and volleyball. But one that athletes and fans always keep on their radar takes place in late June, as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and NFL stars will descend on Walt Disney World Resort for the third annual Drew Brees Passing Academy and 7-on-7 tournament, powered by ProCamps.
Brees, a Super Bowl XLIV champion and nine-time Pro Bowler, will be joined by Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Saints running back Mark Ingram and Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson. The three-day camp (June 25-27) gives hundreds of high school athletes from across the country the opportunity to train with superstars of the game and compete against each other in a 7-on-7 tournament for the ultimate bragging rights.
It's just one of the premier weekends for football at the ESPN Complex, which also plays host to the Pop Warner Super Bowl each December.
It's every athlete's dream to play on the biggest stage, and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex delivers championship moments daily. Follow the excitement of this year's camp on Facebook at Facebook.com/ESPNWWOS, and on Twitter @DisneySports, @ProCamps and #BreesPassingAcademy.
David Giardino is a Marketing Manager for ESPN Wide World of Sports and Disney Youth Programs.