Gridiron Coaches Volunteer at Laurens First and Goal Football Camp
Gridiron Coaches Volunteer at Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp
EASTON, Pa. - Several members of the Kean University football coaching staff recently volunteered in the fifth annual Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 1, at Lafayette College.
Tom Langton and Dan D'Avanzo volunteered for the second straight year, while Justin Fumando contributed for the first time at the non-contact, one day instructional clinic taught by experienced Division I, II and III college coaches.
Proceeds from the camp benefited Lauren's First and Goal Foundation, a charitable organization created to raise funds to support pediatric brain tumor research, support local pediatric cancer services, provide financial assistance to families living with a pediatric cancer diagnosis and raise public awareness regarding pediatric brain tumors.
The camp and organization are named in honor of Lauren Loose, a nine year old brain tumor survivor, who has been living with a diagnosis of multiple brain tumors, Neurofibromatosis and Evan's Syndrome since she was nine months old. Lauren is the daughter of Lafayette defensive coordinator John Loose.
In their third year on the coaching staff, Langton and D'Avanzo serve as the offensive line and defensive backs/special teams coordinator, respectively. Fumando is a defensive line coach and also serves as the athletic department's strength and conditioning coach.
Under second-year Head Coach Dan Garrett, the Kean football team and coaching staff have taken part in numerous community services projects in recent months, including volunteering at the Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps in Keansburg, N.J. and at the Community Foodbank of NJ, while also participating in Read Across America and the Kean University Blood Drive.