Miami Dolphins running back and former Boise state All-American running back Jay Ajayi spent Friday sharing his skills with some lucky kids.
"I'm excited I'm out here," said Ajayi. "I used to play on this same field, and now I'm coaching kids to try to teach them skills, and it's kind of great how things have come full circle. I'm just trying to give back."
Over 150 disadvantaged grade school kids are learning from Jay and the other coaches. During the one-day camp, they focused on everything from passing to catching. Participants got a chance to learn a wide range of fundamentals.
"You get to meet more people," said camp attendee Brannon Kroschell. "You get to make new friends, and you get to meet pro athletes, pro coaches and everything."
For Jay, being back in Boise with his own camp is a humbling experience and he has a message for all kids.
"For these kids, I'm just trying to show them that they can have fun, enjoy themselves out here, learn these skills, you know, and still try to chase their dreams," said Ajayi.
Many of the kids today were able to attend with the help of scholarships from a variety of different businesses.