Elkhart native & NFL WR Nathan Palmer visits kids in hometown

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ELKHART, Ind.--- Some Elkhart kids got a visit from a football star from their hometown Thursday.

Elkhart native Nathan Palmer, a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, spoke to kids in the "Youth Summer Program" at the Tolson Center.

The program is for first through sixth grade students.

They spend the summer going on field trips and working on team building, among other things.

Palmer even sang for the students, and spoke about coming from the city with a heart and making it big.

“A lot of times guys that aren't from here, come here, they speak about having goals and dreaming big, it's a little different because they're not from here, so it's like we're from Elkhart, we're from this little city are you sure we can make it?,” said Palmer. “I'm here to be like I’m from Elkhart, I’m from this little city and I made it.”

He told those in attendance to never give up on their dreams.

Along with the visit Thursday, Palmer is hosting a football camp this Saturday at Elkhart Central.

It's open to all third through eighth graders.

The camp will run from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m, and sessions include speed development, football drills, knowledge and leadership development and much more.

The cost of the camp is $15 if purchased in advance or $25 the day of.

The cost includes lunch and a t-shirt.

Scholarships are available, as well as group rates.

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