Roland Williams Football Camp Starts Today

Published 08/04 2014 11:25AM

Updated 08/04 2014 01:56PM

Roland Williams football camp in Rochester starts today.  This is happening despite Williams not securing the funding he wanted.  Williams originally asked for $1.2 million dollars to rebuild the city school district's football teams, run a summer camp, and launch a year-round mentoring program.  Instead, he'll start a 10-day camp for 500 boys.
The district is giving Williams $34,000, just under the amount that would require a school board vote.  City Council has so far blocked any funding because no other bids were put in.
Williams has launched a crowd-funding effort to raise money for the Champion Academy to keep it sustainable year-round.

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