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Youth groups score by fundraising at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard

Members of Oxnard’s City Corps are working long hours in the hot sun, but they don’t seem to mind since they are part of the 2018 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp.

City Corps is a youth work experience organization and the NFL team is giving them an opportunity to raise money by running the parking lots, where the parking fee is $10.

The teens working at Oxnard High School tell fans where to park and then direct them to free shuttles to the River Ridge Playing Fields at 2101 West. Vineyard Ave.

Jose Arreola, “said, ” I love City Corps because it is a way to give back to your community.”

Although he isn’t a big football fan he said, “Working here is nice, especially for the Cowboys because it is an NFL team and they are actually giving us an opportunity to work for them.”

The Team is giving the Oxnard High School Marching band an opportunity, too.

Aliana Mesa is one of the teens working at a concession stand on the training grounds.

“It means a lot because we are raising money for the band and I know we are very passionate about music and ‘Keeping the Music Alive’ is our motto.”

They hope to use the money to go to competitions with the band.

Fans will be helping both groups by attending the final week of practice.

The Cowboys will be holding public practices at 4p.m. on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday.

Players have a day off on Tuesday.

The final practice will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. before the football players break camp and head home to Texas.

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