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Local athlete gives back to Hawaii's youth

Chad Owens Chad Owens

By Brian Ojima - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Football has always been a passion for Pauoa native, Chad Owens.

A former walk-on at UH, Owens finished his college career as the school's all-time leader in receptions and all-purpose yards, before reaching his dream of playing in the NFL.

Now with the addition of his "Hawaii Football School" Owen's is focused on teaching the next generation, so they can be successful as well.

"it about the work ethic its about the things you put in that you don't see and that's the kind of stuff we want to instill in these kids how to work hard how to be committed how to be disciplined that's the side that we're more focusing on if the kids can understand that they'll be successful in life and that's our main goal" said Owens.

Owens has recruited several of his former teammates to help teach the camp.

The kids learn the basics of football, from the proper stance, to how to throw and catch.

"It's a lot of fun because you get to learn from them and it's a better atmosphere for playing football" said camp participant, Jon Michael.

Owens summed it up best, "It's real important to me to give back to the state of hawaii and I look forward to next week, next month, next year for the growth of this program.

Owen's "Hawaii Football School" is held every Sunday at Booth Park and is divided into 4 different age groups, ranging from 5 to 18 years of age.

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