For the past three years, NFL players Deshea Townsend and Dwayne Rudd have given back to their community in a big way.
They sponsor the All-American sports camp for children 6 to 18 years old. The camp will be held Saturday, May 31.
Townsend is in his sixth year with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rudd will begin his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rudd played his first four years with the Minnesota Vikings and the last two years with the Cleveland Browns.
Both have been on teams which made the playoffs.
Over 200 children have signed up to participate in the football, basketball and cheerleading activities, according to coordinator Kiffany Dugger. There is space for 75 more children.
Registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday morning to fill those spots.
"A parent or guardian must accompany children to sign the release form," Dugger said.
Other NFL players, along with college players, have helped conduct the camp in the past.
Past NFL players who came to Batesville include Hines Ward, Plaxico Burress and Nakia Codie.
The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parents should pick up children by 2:30 p.m., Dugger said.