NFL stars coming

Some prominent NFL players are on their way to Cayman next weekend.

Desean Jackson

Desean Jackson (10) is one of many stars coming here
Photo: AP

Desean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles, Steve Smith of the New York Giants and Marcellus Wiley (formerly of the Dallas Cowboys and now with ESPN) are among the big names headed to these shores as part of a free youth flag football camp.

The one-day youth camp, put on by CIFFA and One-345 Designs, sees free registration for kids aged eight to 17 from 11am-12noon with the actual camp going on until roughly 4pm.

In all some six players are coming for the weekend with the other three being Danny Ware and Kevin Harris of the New York Giants and Martellus Bennett of the Dallas Cowboys.

The players will be at the Cayman International School Field next Saturday 21 February from roughly 12noon to 4pm.

The players will be assisting with instructing youngsters on the basics of flag football in addition to signing autographs.

In addition they will be speaking with the kids about youth diabetes awareness and partner with Cayman’s own Luigi Moxam to promote Moxam’s Tink Again local AIDS awareness campaign.

The players were brought down chiefly by Moxam, who is a stalwart of the Cayman flag football scene and shared mutual friends with the players.

The free camp, which kicks off The Security Centre Youth Flag Football League, has attracted much support from the corporate sector with the Caymanian Compass being the main sponsor.