Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. - Former New England Patriots will host a FREE youth football clinic on Thursday, June 5th at Crocker Field, 1-342 Broad Street, Fitchburg, Mass. Young Athletes ages 11-14 will enjoy a one-day, free, non-contact clinic that teaches them leadership, teamwork, hard work and commitment. In addition to being coached by former Patriots players, the young athletes will also benefit from the coaching of local high school staff. The clinic will begin at 3:30pm with registration and end at 7:00pm - the day includes a complimentary snack and dinner.
As a part of this one-day clinic, former Patriot Steve Nelson will speak with the children about his experience as a New England Patriot and encourage them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Skill sessions run by the former players will instruct participants at every position.
"The Patriots alumni are dedicated to giving back to the communities that inspired them throughout their playing careers," said Patriots Alumni President and former Patriots center Pete Brock. "This is a great opportunity for kids at all levels of experience to be exposed to the benefits of organized sports."
'Football for YOU' is a program created by the New England Patriots Alumni Club (Patriots Alumni) in partnership with the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the NFL's Youth Football Fund to teach the fundamentals of football in 16 locations throughout New England. The children will participate as a part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative which promotes healthy living among young fans. Learn more about all the 'Football for YOU' 16 sites at www.patriotsalumni.com
About the New England Patriots Alumni Club
The New England Patriots Alumni Club's mission is to provide an opportunity for former Patriot players to remain actively involved with each other, the Patriots organization and the community by supporting and funding youth football throughout New England. Their programs emphasize leadership, teamwork and achievement through lessons learned on the football field. The New England Patriots Alumni Club, Inc. is recognized as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Learn more about all the 'Football for YOU' 16 sites at www.patriotsalumni.com
About the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
The purpose of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is to support programs that aid the youth and families of the New England region by assisting programs that foster cultural diversity, education, family and health and fitness. To learn more, visit www.patriots.com/community.