NFL donates for free youth camps

Updated: June 23, 2010, 2:08 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The NFL has donated $600,000 to 150 current and former players and coaches to run free youth football camps.

Among those holding camps this summer are Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, former Jets and Chiefs coach Herm Edwards (now an ESPN NFL analyst), ex-Giants defensive end George Martin and former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski (also an ESPN NFL analyst).

The NFL said Wednesday the camps will reach more than 40,000 players this summer. The grants come from the NFL Youth Football Fund.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.