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“With great power comes great responsibility” is a famous line from Spiderman, and fortunately, a few local legends from Kickapoo High School took those words to heart and acted accordingly.

Former Kansas City Chiefs players Anthony Tolliver and Steve Warren are hosting a juvenile football and basketball camp at the Betty and Bobby Allison Sportstown today.

“From the Football Field to the Basketball Court” The camp gathered together scores of children from the Springfield area in order to educate them on athletics and life skills. Something in which both figure heads are proficient.

Tolliver played 13 seasons in the NBA between 2008 and 2021. He has played for eleven different teams in that span, ranking sixth in league history.

While Warren was a Green Bay Packers third-round draft decision, he played defensive tackle in title town from 2000 to 2002.

The two natives of Springfield never forgot their origins or the significance of giving back and being positive role models for the stars of tomorrow.

“Anthony Tolliver and I grew up together,” stated former Green Bay Packers player Steve Warren. “We have known each other for many years.

Our families have known one another for generations, and this is home…Thus, the purpose was to come back together and do something for the community and the family. As I told them, no one is turning pro today, which is today’s biggest news.

However, everyone can improve today. Today, everyone can have joy and learn. Therefore, for us, it is all about growing stronger, learning, having fun, and giving back.”

By Sanjh

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