Cardale Jones is giving back to the Columbus community.
According to Eleven Warriors, the former Ohio State quarterback and ex-strength and conditioning coach Eric Lichter opened a new training facility in Columbus, named Plus Two University. While the facility will offer a wide range of programs, the primary focus is to work with young kids.
“We kind of came up with the idea mid-to-late last year after I had my youth football camp in Cleveland, me and Eric kind of always were on the same wavelength when it comes to helping others and helping the youth,” Jones told Eleven Warriors. “So we were kind of throwing around the idea and it really wasn’t nothing, it was just kind of a preliminary thought, but we really dug deep into it and thought we could bring something to Columbus and hopefully to more cities here soon that would not just trach the kids, develop them physically and athletically, but a lot of character traits that you need in the real world.”
In addition to helping the youth, the facility will include adult boot camps, elite athlete training and pro day training for small college programs.
The goal of the facility, according to Jones, is to empower children who might be struggling. The hope is to give youths more confidence.