Baltimore Sun: Ex-Raven Brandon Copeland relishes chance to give back to Baltimore

Brandon Copeland RavensFrom the Baltimore Sun:

Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland has been a fixture at community and charity events involving his NFL teammates. But even before he started establishing himself in the league, the Maryland native, one-time Raven and former Gilman three-sport standout envisioned what it would be like to return to his hometown and put on his own event for kids.

“I think that growing up you — I’ll speak for myself, but I’ll venture to say most players feel the same way — you always dream of that day where you can come back and have your own camp,” Copeland said. “For me, that has me very excited about the opportunity of it.”

On Saturday, July 9, Copeland will host Beyond the Basics, a free youth football camp at UTZ Field in Patterson Park for kids in grades seven through 11. Registration, available online at, starts at 8:30 a.m. with the camp running from 9 a.m. to noon.

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