TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On June 3, 2014, former Florida State and North Florida Christian linebacker Ernie Sims III signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, solidifying a home for his ninth season in the NFL.
This Friday, July 11, Sims will be back in his hometown of Tallahassee, hosting the Ernie Sims Big Hits Foundation Annual Football and Cheer Camp, in coordination with Tallahassee Parks and Recreation.
"This is our seventh annual clinic we've partnered with the Big Hits Foundation, put on by Ernie and his family," said Brian Smatt, the Athletic Supervisor for the City of Tallahassee. "This time of year is exciting, just to see the kids out there and put on an exciting clinic."
Campers will be introduced to basic football and cheerleading drills at Springsax Park, followed by lunch supplied from Papa John's. The camp is free to all registered kids age seven through 16. Registration forms can be found on Ernie Sims' Big Hits Foundation's Facebook page.
"How the kids respond to Ernie is awesome," said Smatt. "Having somebody with the stature of Ernie, still playing in the NFL, being around for nine years now, I think it speaks volumes for Ernie to come back and help out."