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Three Xtra Inch 2018 First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore Football Camps Continue Throughout South Carolina

Football camps and community health fairs offered to First Choice plan members and public at no charge

The Xtra Inch, in partnership with the First Choice Medicaid health plan, will hold three more First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth football camps in South Carolina for both boys and girls ages 5-12. The first of the four camps was held in Charleston on May 5, 2018. The remaining three camps will be held in Spartanburg on June 16, Tega Cay on June 30 (rescheduled from May 19), and Columbia on July 21. Details are available at

For the first time in its five-year history, the camps are being offered free of charge to all participants. First Choice Fit camps also feature a community health fair that is free and open to the public. Health fair screenings will also be offered as part of the camps.

Advance registration is required for the camps and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To provide a quality, one-on-one experience, each camp is limited to 150 participants. First Choice plan members may call 1-843-569-4803 for express registration. All others may register at

"As recently demonstrated at the May 5th camp held in Charleston, First Choice Fit camps improve football skills in a positive and encouraging environment while also challenging youth to develop as individuals," said USC Gamecocks director of player development for life skills (and former running back) Marcus Lattimore. "Good health, strong values, dignity, and respect are the keys to success on and off the field."

"Being First Choice Fit means eating right, being active, and seeing a doctor every year for checkups even when feeling well," said Rebecca Engelman, market president at Select Health. "By encouraging more children to get well visits each year and teaching about preventive care, Marcus and First Choice Fit are helping to keep our state’s children even healthier for life."

All football camps are held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

June 16
CC Woodson Rec. Center
210 Bomar Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29306

June 30
Tega Cay
Gold Hill Middle School
1025 Dave Gibson Blvd., Tega Cay, SC 29708

July 21
Owens Field Park
1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd., Columbia, SC 29205

The camp schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    Camp check in, health fair activities for campers, snack/sunscreen station. Once camper screenings are completed, the health fair will remain open for interested members of the public. Screenings include blood pressure, body composition (height, weight and waist) and body mass index (BMI) for all ages. Total body fat percentage will be available for ages 10 and older.
  • 9:15 a.m. — noon
    Health fair, including screenings for public.
  • 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Rotating drills and activity stations with periodic water/rest breaks.
  • 12:15 p.m. -12:30 p.m.
    Camper/coach/sponsor/parent huddle and closing remarks followed by lunch.

For more information, visit or follow Lattimore on Facebook (MarcusLattimoreOfficial), Twitter (@marcuslattimore) and Instagram (marcuslattimore). Send camp questions to

For more information about First Choice Fit, visit

About The Xtra-Inch
The Marcus Lattimore Foundation/DREAMS is committed to developing young athletes, both physically and mentally, through its partnership with The Xtra-Inch, LLC. Through this partnership, the foundation hosts sports camps powered by The Xtra-Inch to give the athletes an "Xperience" unlike any elsewhere in the country. This unique camp teaches youth discipline and life lessons through fundamentals and stations created on the principle of functional movement. Every coach within The Xtra-Inch organization has completed a rigorous national certification for training athletes. All of our campers are in great hands and each camp includes an athletic trainer through the foundation’s athletic trainer program.

About First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina
Select Health of South Carolina, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, contracts with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to offer First Choice, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care health plan, in all 46 counties statewide. Select Health’s First Choice health plan is the top-rated Medicaid health plan in South Carolina, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015 – 2016, 2016 – 2017, and 2017 – 2018. First Choice was the top-ranked Medicaid health plan in South Carolina per NCQA from 2010 to 2014. First Choice is the first health plan in South Carolina to earn NCQA’s Multicultural Health Care Distinction, an honor it has achieved four times since 2011. For more information about First Choice by Select Health, visit

Select Health also offers the First Choice VIP Care Plus Medicare-Medicaid plan in 39 South Carolina counties. For more information about First Choice VIP Care Plus, visit