Luke Campbell Launches First Annual National Youth Football League

Rap

pioneer Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell is preparing for the

first season

of his first annual National Youth Football League

(NYFL).The

program, developed in conjunction with the Orange Bowl Football Youth

League (OBFYL),

will run simultaneously with the rapper’s Liberty City Optimist

Program. The

Optimist Program, founded 17 years ago in Liberty City, Fla., is a mentorship

effort founded to keep wayward boys out of trouble by offering

academic assistance,

positively reinforced activities and a state of the art computer

lab."It’s

exciting to team up with the Orange Bowl Youth Football League to

create a program

to help area youth", Campbell said in a statement. "The NYFL

is designed

to create both athletes and scholars by teaching discipline through sports and

the importance of education."The

league’s first season will begin Aug. 18 and run through Oct. 26 for boys age

5-15. For more information, visit

www.thenyfl.com.In

related news, Campbell will be a panelist during AllHipHop.com’s Social Lounge,

an open forum discussion taking place during AllHipHop Week

2006.Campbell

joins television personality and model Melyssa Ford, legendary Civil

Rights activist Roy Innis, Jeff McFarland, director of multicultural marketing for Verizon and other special guests

during The Social Lounge, where the panelists will discuss various

issues relevant

to the Hip-Hop community. AllHipHop.com’s

Social Lounge takes place Wednesday, August 9 at BB Kings Blues Club and Grill

in Times Square, New York. For

more information click here.

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