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Football And MMA It’s A Natural Connection At Reggie Bush’s ProCamp

Jennifer Chan

Is there a connection between MMA and football? Reggie Bush and his sponsor Everlast believes that there is.


Over the weekend, Reggie Bush returned to his high school alma mater, Helix Charter in San Diego, to host his annual ProCamp. The fantastic and energetic Rod Huber was his emcee and 300+ kids clamored at the opportunity to spend a little time with one of their idols. The campers were from grades 1-12, different from the usual 8th grade cut off. This older group broke off to work with Aaron Drogoszewski, Christopher Reardon and their Everlast crew. They used punching bags and heavy ropes in their drills which taught body awareness, control and reflexes. Aaron’s motto of the day was “If you can’t control YOUR body, you can’t control ANYBODY.”

The younger campers did offensive and defensive drills in small groups and Bush stopped by each one for some coaching moments. His ultimate goal is to make the camp, which is now held 9-12 on Saturday and Sunday into a full weekend immersing the campers in football and fun. Bush also expressed how important it is to give back to the community where he grew up. He even moved the camp further South to La Mesa to make it more accessible to local residents.

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Written by Jennifer C.

I have loved football for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so I have a little soft spot for the Seahawks but I am genetically one of the 49er faithful. My family is from the bay area, so being a Niner is a requirement, not an option.

I relocated to Southern California to attend USC on an academic scholarship. During all four years at Southern Cal, I was a coxswain on the women’s varsity rowing team, working out in the same facility as all of the other athletes, including the football team. Knowing the players behind the face masks made all of the games very personal for me and increased my passion for the game. I continue to follow USC players in the league and unless they are playing against the Niners, I will pull for them.

I have been attending 49er games for quite some time. My grandfather has had season tickets for the Niners since they played at Kezar. At 95, he still attends a few games a year and knows everyone in our section.

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One comment on “Football And MMA It’s A Natural Connection At Reggie Bush’s ProCamp

  1. thank you Reggie for staying at your hometown giving the kids a chance on learning and knowing whats its like in the NFL. San Diego dont have that many football camps for the youth. You are very appericate in my book. My son had a great time and was happy that he met you. Keep you the good work you doing for the youths.

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