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July 8, 2019 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Washington Valor News Release

TODAY'S STORYLINES:

Valor to host Norman Elite Skills Camp on July 21

The Valor will host the Norman Elite Skills Camp on Sunday, July 21 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Capital One Arena. Brothers Marrio and Josh Norman will lead campers in a day filled with activities, including skills training and film study.

Campers must be between the ages of 8-16. All campers in attendance will receive a Norman Elite Skills Camp t-shirt and lunch, as well as photo and autograph opportunities with Marrio and Josh Norman.

Registration for the Norman Elite Skills Camp is open now through this LINK.

Valor take on Brigade looking to clinch playoff spot

After a bye week, the Valor are back in action this Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m., taking on the Baltimore Brigade at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. A Washington win would clinch a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. The season series between the teams is tied 1-1 with each team winning on their home turf.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

MSE Foundation presents D.C.'s Ryan Thompkins with $10K scholarship

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation awarded recent Bell Multicultural High School graduate Ryan Thompkins with a $10,000 scholarship, in partnership with the D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP) in recognition of his success in both academics and athletics. Thompkins plans to attend Bowie State University and pursue a career in mechanical engineering. Valor linebacker Jimmy Gordon presented Thompkins with the check at halftime of Washington's matchup with the Atlantic City Blackjacks on Saturday, June 29.

Thompkins was active outside of the classroom, playing on the football, basketball, baseball and track teams during his time at Bell Multicultural. Off the field, Thompkins participated in the robotics club and volunteered at the local youth center during community centered events. Thompkins views football as one of the driving forces that taught him how to be successful during his youth and high school years.

MSE Foundation has worked with DC-CAP since 2014, providing $150,000 in scholarships to local student-athletes, including five girls' basketball players, five boys' basketball players, two hockey players and now three football players. Recipients must attend D.C. public or public charter schools to be eligible for the scholarship. Candidates were required to write an essay on what inspired them to play football, what lessons they learned from the sport and how those lessons will help them throughout college and as they begin their career in the workforce.

GAME INFORMATION:

Next game: at Baltimore Brigade (Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena)

TICKETS:

Full season ticket memberships are currently on sale for the 2019 season and start as low as $15 per game. For additional information about joining the Gridiron 365 full season ticket membership club, as well as other group and all-inclusive ticket packages, please call the Valor Ticket Sales office at 202-661-5005 or e-mail ticketsales@washvalor.com.


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