Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/27/12

Saturday-Sunday June 23rd/24th marked the three year anniversary of a football camp that Quarterback Phillip Rivers hosts for children ages seven through fourteen.

The camp was to Phillip Rivers personal charity Rivers of Hope Foundation. 

// > The goal of the camp was not to teach pro-style techniques to these kids, but rather to have fun and perhaps teach these kids life lessons as they grow up.  He allowed the kids to run around while footballs flew through the air around the field.  "Our culture has gotten to where at seven years old, if you don't have every private coach in the country, then you're not trying" explained Rivers. "I didn't put on a helmet until I was 13 years old, so there's no rush." He wanted to make more of an impact on the kids lives than their athletic careers."When you throw the same T-shirt on three hundred kids it doesn't matter where you are from, what your background is, or what color you are, we are all on the same team."    Rivers continues the Chargers reputation for outstanding charity work around the league.    Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101. var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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