Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini is in Shanghai, China this week as part of his American Football Without Barriers foundation.
Founded by Giacomini and Carolina Panthers tight end Gary Barnridge in 2011, the foundation’s goal is to spread the game of football to underprivileged areas around the world by hosting yearly camps that support football clubs in other countries, in addition to spending time to help out the country’s local charities and communities.
Giacomini and Barnridge are joined in Shanghai this week by the Panthers’ wide receiver Steve Smith, running back DeAngelo Williams, defensive end Thomas Keiser, and former Cincinnati Bengals fullback Joe Tronzo. The group spent time earlier in the week working with students at schools in Shanghai, speaking to the children on the importance of hard work and dedication to achieve their goals.
This weekend, Giacomini and his NFL brethren will host football camps in Shanghai in partnership with China Sea Dragons – a pop-warner, full contact, youth program in Minhang Shanghai. The younger players will have a chance to meet the players and learn positional skills, while the older players will have a chance to participate in a scouting combine for possible athletic scholarships to play American football at the collegiate level.
For more information on Giacomini’s foundation and on the events in Shanghai this weekend, head over to http://afwbcamp.com/. You can also give them a follow on Twitter and “Like” their page on Facebook.