By Bonnie L. Jackson
District 76 Representative Greg Holloway will host the 1st Annual NFL Superbowl Champions Youth and Cheerleaders Camps for Copiah County kids.
Superbowl Champions Lawrence Pillers and Roy Lee Hilton will join former and current football players to teach the camps at Hazlehurst High School on June 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“This is a free one-day camp for all kids ages 8 thru 18 in Copiah County. The first 300 kids will be accepted,” stated Rep. Holloway.
“The deadline is June 23. Parents may sign their child up by contacting me at (601) 894-4228),” explained Rep. Holloway.
The camps are for male and females. “We will start in the gym at 8 p.m. to establish groups according to age. Then we will move to the football field for the first round of lessons. We will break for lunch which will be provided. The final session will begin at 1 p.m. We are excited that two champions from Hazlehurst are coming home to share their expertise with our children,” continued Rep. Holloway.
Who Are They?
Roy Lee Hilton was born March 23, 1943 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi He was an American football defensive end in the National Football League from 1965 through 1975. He appeared in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V with the Baltimore Colts. He played college football at Jackson State University.
Lawrence Pillers was born November 4, 1952 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. He was defensive end who played for the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in a ten year career that lasted from 1976 to 1985 in the National Football League.
Pillers played college football at Alcorn State University. He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XIX winning teams.
Pillers made a game-saving play in the 1981 NFC Championship Game against the Dallas Cowboys. In the final minute of the game, Dallas drove into 49ers territory trying to set up a game-winning field goal. Pillers sacked Danny White, forcing White to fumble, and the 49ers recovered to preserve the win.
Parents are encouraged to sign their kids up early.