CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County Prosecutor admits his passion for both football and law. And once a year, he heads to the turf to combine them again.
It's the third year for Plants' Law and Ball Football Camp. He'll gather kids, football players and cops together Saturday at South Charleston's Oakes Field.
"The whole point in the beginning was to bring kids in and have a good time learning football," said Plants, a former West Virginia Universtiy player himself. "It still is.
"But it's a good opportunity to let young kids meet police officers and ideally trade relationships that can last a lifetime," he said.
Plants recalls meeting police at D.A.R.E. events when he was in school. It made an impression, he said.
"We're trying to create and foster relationships that last a lifetime," he said.
About 80 to 100 local children typically turn out for the three-hour event. This year's camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no cost.
"There will be seven or eight stations for football drills," he said. "One station will be for meeting with law enforcement officers, go sit in vehicles. It's a good time for kids all around.