• 68°
franklin county times

Chucky Mullins Scholarship brings in football star to lead youth camp

Young football players in Franklin County have likely spent many a Saturday cheering the Alabama Crimson Tide. Now young athletes have the chance to learn from an Alabama fan-favorite, as Trent Richardson is making a trip to Russellville for the first Chucky Mullins Scholarship Committee Football Camp. 

“We are really excited to have him coming to this,” said Chucky Mullins Scholarship Committee member Skye Hamilton, who is organizing the camp. “We think it is going to be a really fun day we are looking forward to.”  

The camp will be May 22 at Russellville Football Stadium with two different age groups. Athletes ages 8-12 will check in at 8 a.m. and have camp from 9-11 a.m. Athletes 12 and older will check in at 11 a.m. and have camp from noon to 2 p.m. 

The cost of the camp is $50 before April 24 and $65 from April 24 to May 8. Proceeds from the camp will go toward Chucky Mullins scholarships. 

Hamilton said the number of scholarships the foundation is able to offer varies each year, but students who receive scholarships will be awarded $2,000 spread out over four semesters. 

This is the first year the Chucky Mullins Scholarship Committee will be hosting a football camp as a fundraiser. 

Hamilton said the committee typically hosts a golf tournament, but this year she suggested it would be fun to host a football camp. 

After the idea of holding a football camp as a fundraiser was approved, Hamilton said she contacted Richardson, one of her classmates from her time at the University of Alabama, about leading the camp. 

Hamilton said young athletes will have the chance to spend individual time with Richardson, who is leading the camp. 

Richardson played for Alabama from 2009-2011, helping the Tide to two national championships and winning many awards and recognitions for his stellar play.

He went on to play for the Cleveland Browns, the third overall pick in the 2012. He was later traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2013. He currently plays with the Caudillos de Chihuahua of Mexico of the Fútbol Americano de México, signing with the team in February.

Athletes will have the chance to have a jersey signed and pictures taken with Richardson. Parents are encouraged to stay and take additional pictures. 

Russellville High School head football coach John Ritter said the committee did a great job of finding an athlete who will inspire young athletes and encourage participation. 

“They did a phenomenal job finding a top-tier guy,” Ritter said. “Trent Richardson really made a name for himself with all that he was able to do in his time at Alabama and going to the NFL. I think every kid within 100 miles would love to come have the chance to meet him, so for them to have him come and be the special guest is huge.” 

To register, visit www.cms1988.org/football-camp. 

Franklin County

Republican primary run-off election for county commission seats takes place April 16

News

Historic Roxy Theatre celebrates 75th Anniversary with upcoming entertainment

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mark Dunbar

Franklin County

Franklin County makes seven drug trafficking arrests

Galleries

Why Knot car show cruises into downtown Russellville

News

Get free weather radio at VFDs

Franklin County

PCHS FBLA hosts Little Miss Dream Girl Pageant

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Johnnie Pounders

Features

Sam Warf: From Tennessee to the White House and beyond

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mousey Brown

News

Russellville First Baptist Church receives historical marker

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Meeting a higher standard – Russellville High School JROTC

News

RCS BOE announces new superintendent  

News

Miss Dream Girl Pageant names winners

Franklin County

First Metro Bank hosts FAME Girls’ Ranch donation drive

News

PCHS holds annual Shelby Grissom Memorial Fashion Show

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: VFW Post 5184 – ‘No One Does More For Veterans’

Features

Supporting students’ futures

Features

Red Bay Garden Club discusses amaryllis planting

Franklin County

UA announces local students for fall 2023 President’s, Dean’s, graduation lists

News

School news

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Troy Oliver

Franklin County

Appropriations bill passes, allots more than $3 million for new Russellville library/multipurpose center 

Franklin County

Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association names Cattleman of the Year 

x