Lions RB Joique Bell returns home to Benton Harbor to host football camp

Last week, it was the Senior PGA Championship that shined brightly on Benton Harbor. This weekend was another big event featuring one of Benton Harbor's own.

Lions running back Joique Bell returned to his hometown on Saturday to host a football and cheerleading camp at Benton Harbor High School.

"I went to other communities, and I did other players football camps and I saw what they were doing and how beneficial it was to their communities. and I said 'you know what, no one has ever done this in our community... ever," Bell explained. "I'm trying to bring every facet I possibly can to help this community strive to be better."

Bell recently signed a 3-year $9 million contract with the Lions. He brought many of his teammates to the camp, including superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

"We got a great range of kids-- we got the guys getting ready for college, we got the young guys who just are still trying to learn," Johnson said. "It's great for us to be able to come out here and give them some of our tools of the trade and some life skills as well. It's a beautiful day, we got a great camp with a ton of kids and a ton of coaches, ton of professional guys out here to get these guys skills and tools of the trade."

Around 500 kids attended the camp, which was capped off by a celebrity basketball game.


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