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April 23, 2014

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All proceeds raised will go to Peterson’s All Day Foundation. Its stated mission is to raise awareness and funds for programs that inspire hope and build a better future for at-risk children, with a special focus on girls’ empowerment.

The event’s initiative will help begin the construction of a new student housing facility and also establish a football scholarship endowment in Peterson’s name at the University of Oklahoma.

“I’m looking forward to hosting this weekend in Norman, Okla. and returning to a town that has given so much to me,” Peterson said in a statement. “We’re going to have a lot of fun at both events and raise funds for causes that are close to my heart.”

The Youth Football Camp will kick off at 9 a.m. at the OU football practice fields. The camp will feature three stations focused on the “Drills and Skills” of a running back, with Peterson joined by current OU coaches and former OU players.

The Celebrity Poker Tournament hosted by Riverwind Casino will start at 7 p.m. The event will feature a “No Limit” Texas Hold ’Em format, and celebrities and athletes will be featured at each table.

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

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