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Annual Eric Mangini Football Camp Takes Place Saturday In Hartford

The annual Eric Mangini football camp is set for Saturday at Bulkeley High in Hartford

Eric Mangini's annual one-day skills and fundamentals camp is set for Saturday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Bulkeley High, 300 Wethersfield, Ave., Hartford. It is sponsored by the nonprofit Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation, an organization focused on increasing opportunities for under-resourced students.

The noncontact camp usually draws more than 700 competitors from Connecticut and neighboring states and is led by Mangini, the former Bulkleley High linebacker, Jets coach, Patriots assistant and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator in 2015.

The camp is open to students in grades 8-12 and begins at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt.

Since CFM was created in 2002 it has awarded more than $250,000 in computer scholarships, grants to educators and capital improvement projects.

After registration camp begins with a meeting to introduce the staff that includes NFL coaches and players as well as college and high school coaches.

There will be three rotating periods that will last about 35 minutes each. All campers will participate in offense, defense and strength and conditioning.

The afternoon concludes with a 7-on-7 tournament after lunch.

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