Saturday’s practice at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale will serve as the centerpiece for the fundraiser.
Practice on Saturday will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by youth camp where FAU coaches, at least some FAU players, and special guests will provide instruction.
“Trying to get some NFL players and former players down there to help out as well,” Kiffin said.
Kiffin mentioned Warren Sapp as being a former player who might be involved, adding that he’s hoping some of his former players who went on to the NFL would also help.
FAU originally considered holding the event this weekend at Douglas, but the school is on spring break
That academic break allowed several members of the Douglas football team to attend Thursday’s practice. Afterward some of the Douglas players were able to spend time with some of the FAU coaches.
FAU is asking for a donation from all visitors who attend the Carter Park practice on Saturday, during which the Owls will raffle off a three-night stay at the Boca Raton Resort.
Participation in the youth camp, geared at kids from kindergarten through eight grade, will cost $20.
“We had to go through some stuff with the NCAA to clear things to be able to do it, so we did it the best that we could,” Kiffin said.
Seventeen people died on Feb. 14 when a gunman committed mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.