Walter Camp Weekend

Each January, New Haven, Connecticut becomes the college football capital of the world as current All Americans, alumni, NFL players and distinguished guests gather to pay tribute to the Father of American Football.  They enjoy a weekend filled with philanthropy, recognition and celebration.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Stay in School Rally, sponsored by KeyBank
    • Over 2,000 middle school age children from area communities participate in a special program featuring Walter Camp celebrities.  The speakers anchor a high energy program providing encouragement, motivation and inspiration to the children.  SITE: Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hospital Visit, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • A select number of All-Americans and Alumni make a special visit to the hospital bringing gifts, signing autographs and taking pictures with the children. The athletes take tremendous pride in being able to provide such special and joyful moments to the patients.
  • Welcome Reception & Dinner, sponsored by USI Insurance Services
    • This casual evening is a great time to meet and greet the many early arrivals for the weekend.  Guests include honorees, alumni, and many former NFL players.


“The Walter Camp Football Foundation’s awards weekend was unlike any event I’ve ever been to.  The hospitality, camaraderie, fellowship and experience made each and every person in attendance feel special.  I highly recommend to anyone invited that they attend this very special event in celebration of college football and citizenship.”

Molly O’MaraFormer Sports Information Director, University of Arizona

“TCU truly values its relationship with the Walter Camp Football Foundation.  The folks at Walter Camp are family to the Horned Frogs.  The Walter Camp All-America weekend is a first-class event that provides a terrific experience and memory of a lifetime for its honorees.”

Mark CohenSports Information Director, TCU

“I had a wonderful time.  The biggest thing for me was visiting the hospital.  I’m a football player, we all are football players here, but it’s nothing more special than using this platform to inspire others.”

Senquez Golson, Mississippi2014 All-American

“This ceremony has been fun and amazing all around.  My family and I are extremely proud to be among such great individuals that are associated with the Walter Camp awards.  I really appreciate the fact that this association focuses on the youth and betterment of the children visited.  We are nothing without our future, so these children are everything!”  Thank you.

Hau’oli Kikaha, Washington2014 All-American

“This weekend helped me to understand the bigger picture of what the game of football brings to our daily life.  Throughout this weekend, I’ve developed and discovered life-long concepts that I can apply to my everyday life.  Thanks Walter Camp Foundation.”

Victor Beasley, Clemson University2014 All-American

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Alumni Brunch, sponsored by AT&T
  • Additional Hospital Visits, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • All American Youth Clinicsponsored by Ultimate Software and Innovative Health Plan
    • Open to children ages 7-14, the 4th annual Youth Football Clinic will allow children to experience the fundamentals of football through non-contact, group activities.  Pre-registration required.   SITE: Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven
  • GOLD Partysponsored by Underwriting Management Experts & iHeartRADIO
    • The Walter Camp Football Foundation invites you to celebrate 50 years with a GOLD PARTY featuring the band FEVER. 8pm-1am  DJ | Cash Bar | 21 & Over  SITE: Omni Hotel Ballroom 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

  • High School Breakfast of Champions
    • Representatives from Connecticut high school state champions and the All-Connecticut team are honored in this breakfast awards ceremony.  SITE: Omni Hotel, New Haven
  • VIP Reception, sponsored by Kauffman Associates and Altium Wealth Management
    • The VIP Reception party is attended by approximately 400 of our celebrity honorees, invited guests and sponsors.
  • Annual National Awards Dinner, sponsored by KeyBank
    • Welcome to the premier Walter Camp Football Foundation event.  Breakout the tuxedo and the gown.  Be on-hand for a unique part of college football history, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary and the 127th Walter Camp All-America Team is honored along with the other award winners.  The Master of Ceremonies is ESPN’s John Anderson. SITE: Yale University Dining Commons

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