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Patriots alumni to conduct 'Football for You' youth clinic

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots Alumni Club (NEPAC), the Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Boston Centers for Youth and Families are teaming up to give dozens of 12- to 14-year-olds some hands-on football training. The third annual "Football For You" clinic is Saturday, June 7 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Boston English High School in Jamaica Plain.

"Football For You" is an initiative presented by NEPAC to the City of Boston and the Patriots Charitable Foundation to allow kids to learn more about football from Patriots alumni who excelled at the sport. Steve Grogan, John Smith and Max Lane are among the 13 past Patriot greats who will serve as instructors during the skills sessions, along with the coaching staff of St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Mass.

"The charter of the New England Patriots Alumni Club is to give back to youth football in the New England area," explained NEPAC President Pete Brock. "Last year, with the help and support of the City of Boston and the Patriots Charitable Foundation, NEPAC members coached over 100 kids in the fundamentals of football. The former players enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and the goodwill impact was tremendous. I'm sure this year's event will be even better."

After being coached by the pros, attendees will be able to participate in an NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition, with winners in each age group advancing to the Sectional Competition. Special guest Scott Zolak, a local radio personality and former Patriots quarterback, will be on hand to deliver some words of encouragement. The event will wrap up with a BBQ for all the attendees and their families.

Parents can pre-register their children by calling Boston Centers for Youth and Families at 617-635-4920. Walk-ins will also be welcome on Saturday.

About NEPAC
The New England Patriots Alumni Club provides an opportunity for former New England Patriots players to remain actively involved with each other, the Patriots organization, and the community. Their mission is to support and fund youth and high school sports programs throughout New England with an emphasis on football.

About the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
The purpose of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is to assist a variety of charitable organizations and programs by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

About Boston Centers for Youth & Families
The Mission of Boston Centers for Youth & Families is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's residents by supporting children, youth and families through a wide range of programs and services.

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