“My community has always been very important to me,” Quinton Coples says on his Website, QCoples.com, and you may have seen the word that the Jets’ first-round draft pick is doing something neat for his hometown community of Kinston, N.C., a week from Saturday.
Coples has announced an inaugural community day back home, and in celebration of his 16th overall selection in the April draft, the huge, talented defensive end is working with community leaders and the Kinston Department of Parks and Recreation to stage the Quinton Coples NFL Draft Celebration Cook Out.
The event is set for July 21 at the Southeast Elementary School (201 S. McDaniel St. in Kinston) from 4-8 p.m. The event will feature deejay-spun music, food, basketball tournaments and special activities for children and seniors.
The event is free to the public, so any Jets fans or Q crazies who happen to live in or will be passing through the eastern NC community could partake of some inexpensive family fun and entertainment and get to meet No. 98 before he returns to North Jersey and then to Cortland, N.Y., for the start of training camp at SUNY Cortland.
For more information you can contact Kurtis Stewart via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 919-809-7070, and you can keep up with Coples on his Website, on Facebook (TeamCoples), and on Twitter (@QueCeasar).
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