Klein camp coming to Garden City
By BRETT MARSHALL
Former Kansas State University quarterback Collin Klein will be conducting a two-day passing and receiving camp on July 17 and 18 at Buffalo Stadium, home of Garden City High School's football team.
Kansas State Sen. Garrett Love of Montezuma, a graduate and former quarterback at South Gray High School, has been instrumental in setting up a statewide series of camps that feature Klein, the 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year.
"We're really happy to be able to participate and hold the camp at the GCHS stadium," said Buffaloes' head coach Brian Hill. "Anytime you can get a person the caliber of a Collin Klein into town, it's a great thing for the kids."
With major corporate underwriting coming from United Wireless along with other corporate sponsorship from WindRiver Grain, LLC, Commerce Bank, Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC, and Black Hills Energy, the camp tuition is low compared to other camps, Hill said. The only two-day camp on the statewide circuit costs $55 per person.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon both days for youths from third to eighth grade while the camp for high school players will be 1 to 4 p.m. Registration starts one hour prior to each camp's start time.
Klein established numerous school and conference records during his career at K-State. He's the only player to have been chosen captain of the Wildcats for three seasons. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist last year and winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. While at K-State, Klein amassed 4,724 career passing yards and 30 touchdown passes while running for 2,485 yards and scoring 56 TDs on the ground.
In addition to Klein, the camp staff will consist of Doug Klein, Collin's father and first football coach; Love, a four-year starter at South Gray and the recipient of the Kansas Wendy's High School Heisman award; Dane Simoneau, a former high school and collegiate quarterback (Washburn University), who amassed more than 11,000 yards, a school record; Alex Melugin, who played at Dodge City Community College and then Friends, where he was the KCAC Conference Player of the Year; and Matt Farmer, an All-American wide receiver at the Air Force Academy.
Go online to www.collinkleinpassingacademy.com for more details on the camp. Interested persons may email the camp at CKPassingAcademy@gmail.com or call (620) 869-4318.