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Flint high school student hosts football camp

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Ron Wallace is a senior at Southwestern High School in Flint. He has a promising football career on the horizon, but before he heads off to college to play ball, he's thinking like a pro and giving back to his community. 

"It feels good to have an impact on someone else's life," Wallace said. "[The kids] can just be like, ‘I want to get off my feet and go have some fun. I wanna play a sport. I want to try something new.’ Instead of just sitting on their phone or on Facebook, Twitter or their Xbox."

Wallace organized the first annual Ron Wallace Football Camp.

Over 100 kids 5th through 8th grade were invited to give the sport a try for free.

Local athletes came to coach and mentor, like Deron Irving-Bey. He's off to University of Michigan to play football in the fall. 

"It's just a little something for the kids. It's the first time we have done something like this. It's pretty big deal to me," he said. 

Irving-Bey said there's a lot of talented football players on the field.

"I want to get a football scholarship to play for Michigan or Tennessee and go to the national football league," Jason Rogers said. 

"I hope to learn how to play football because I really want to be a football player," Mackenzie Hayes said. 

Wallace said he was able to make this dream a reality with some help. He teamed up with the Mott foundation and The Crim Fitness Foundation. 

"Having just the support team staff, that helps me going. Motivates me and helps me stay on my feet with them I know I'll be able to keep this going," Wallace said.

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