NFL player, from Sayreville, organizes a football camp for young people

SAYREVILLE — NFL player Myles Hartsfield hosted a youth football camp on the same field he played as Sayreville’s junior bomber as a youngster.

About 100 campers welcomed Hartsfield, who said it “meant a lot to him” to be back in his hometown at the same lot on June 11, according to a press release from Brookline Sports.

Hartsfield is a defensive back for the Carolina Panthers. He grew up in Sayreville. After playing four years at the University of Mississippi where he was a freshman All-American, he entered the 2020 NFL Draft. Hartsfield was not drafted, but continued to work
and earned a spot on the Panthers’ 53-man roster. He carved out a starting role for himself in the NFL as a defensive back and on special teams.

The campers took part in various football drills at various stations led by Hartsfield, who was joined by fellow Carolina Panthers players PJ Walker, Sean Chandler and Keith Kirkwood, Jeremy Chinn, Madre Harper and Sam Franklin. Walker, Chandler and Kirkwood are also from New Jersey, according to the press release.

The youth camp was presented by the Myles family foundation, The Hartz Foundation, in conjunction with Brookline Sports. Music was provided by DJ 2Times and lunch was provided free by Eat Clean Bro.

At the end of camp, campers had a photo opportunity and signed autographs with the
Carolina Panthers players.

Hartsfield looks forward to continuing to give back to the community and preparing for its third season.

The Hartz Foundation was established in 2020 by Hartsfield and his family. The purpose of the Hartz Foundation, a non-profit organization, is to be a resource and support for youth, voluntary service, charities and within the community.

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