FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - There's nothing the New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC) non-profit likes doing more than bringing the joy of football to New England youth. They're teaming up with the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, The Boston Centers for Youth and Families' (BCYF) Recreation Division, The Hanover Insurance Group and Papa Gino's once again to bring their signature "Football For You" youth clinic to Boston's Madison Park High School football field on Saturday, June 12 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
"The alums love getting together to coach these camps," said NEPAC President Peter Brock. "That the City of Boston is welcoming us back for a fifth-straight year is a testament to the goodwill impact Football For You is having on local communities. We're anticipating a lot of fun for the kids and former pros alike."
The one-day camp will include appearances by 11 former Patriots players whose careers span decades of Patriots history. Those scheduled to man the seven fundamental skills stations include Roland James, Vernon Crawford and John Andreoli. Many of the former players expected to attend, including Crawford and Andreoli, bring years of coaching experience following their playing careers.
Hundreds of boys and girls aged 11 to 14 are expected to turn out for the event, which will also feature an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition, with winners in each age group advancing to the sectional round of competition. All Football For You day camps qualify as part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative, which promotes healthy living among young fans. NEPAC values the camps because they expose kids to football who may have never had the chance to participate in organized athletics.
*The New England Patriots Alumni Club provides an opportunity for former New England Patriots players to remain actively involved with one another, the Patriots organization and the community. The organization's mission is to support and fund youth and high school sports programs throughout New England with an emphasis on football. *
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.