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tkj foundation presents the 3rd annual camp 24



about us

The TKJ Foundation, founded by former University of Tennessee football player and VFL Todd Kelly Jr., is dedicated to giving back to the Knoxville community and helping young scholar-athletes achieve their dreams. As a native of Knoxville and a Team Financial Advisor for Merrill, an American investment management and wealth management division of Bank of America, Kelly is committed to improving the lives of low-income youth in East Tennessee.

One of the foundation’s main events is Camp 24, a free football camp for young athletes that teaches leadership and integrity. The camp is named in honor of the late Zaevion Dobson, who sacrificed his life to save his friends from gunfire. This camp helps Knoxville’s young heroes by improving their skills through drills, stations, and competitions. It also supports local organizations dedicated to developing the city’s next generation of leaders.

The TKJ Foundation is dedicated to helping our youth by collaborating with local nonprofits and foundations to create a lasting impact. By instilling a sense of positivity, motivation, and inspiration among our younger generation in East Tennessee, the TKJ Foundation is actively contributing to the betterment of the Knoxville community. Our goal is to foster a fun and innovative environment that empowers young individuals to thrive and reach their full potential.

volunteer your time!

Do you want to make a difference in Knoxville? The TKJ Foundation is seeking volunteers! As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with young athletes and help them develop essential life skills both on and off the field. Join us in our mission to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders through the power of football. Sign up to become a TKJ volunteer today!