FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -The New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC), and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will host their annual 'Football For YOU' youth football clinic on Thursday, June 25, from 3-7:30 p.m. inside the Dana-Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium. This camp will feature participation from the Hockomock Area YMCA's Integration Initiative.
The clinic is offered free of charge to children between the ages of 9 and 14. New England Patriots Alumni will serve as instructors during the skills sessions, along with a local high school coaching staff.
"This event has given the Patriots Alumni and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation an opportunity to reach out and show kids who might not really understand the values of team sports how it helps in the development of life skills," said former Patriots center and President of the Patriots Alumni Club Pete Brock. "During the last eight years of having this program, kids have learned teamwork, camaraderie and discipline while just having fun. For all of the alumni players involved, it has been fun for us as we get to share our experiences with the kids."
The 'Football For YOU' program, now in its ninth year, was created by Patriots Alumni in partnership with the City of Boston, Patriots Charitable Foundation and the NFL Foundation to bring the fundamentals of football to children in the metro Boston area. This year, 'Football For YOU' will expand from 16 sites in 2014 to 19. Please visit www.patriotsalumni.com to view all the sites and for online registration.