Thank you to Meaghan St Pierre, Producer at WDIV Local 4 News, for the tremendous story on Sunshine's Football Clinic. Please check it out!
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Many thanks to one of our wonderful photographer, Stacy Moore, for capturing the memories! There are many more fantastic photos from the clinic. Please check them out here.
Thank you to the participants and their families for putting your trust in us to provide a fun, safe, and rewarding evening of football and friendship.
The Plymouth Wildcats Football Program was thrilled to hold the 4th Annual Sunshine's Skills and Drills Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs on July 28, 2017.
Children with special needs ranging in age from 5-17 joined us at the Plymouth Canton Education Park (P-CEP) Varsity Football Field for an unforgettable evening of football. Coaches from Plymouth High School’s football program guided participants through football drills, such as passing, catching and blocking. Each participant had a high school player by their side offering assistance, encouragement and support.
After the drills, participants ran through the huge inflatable Plymouth Wildcats head, broke through a paper banner, received countless high-fives, and were given their very own trophy. The football players really enjoyed sharing their love of football with the participants and having lots of FUN.
The first football clinic was held in 2014 and was truly a magical and heartwarming community event. If you are not familiar with the story on how Sunshine's Skills and Drills Football Clinic came to be, a 10-year-old football fanatic came up with the idea while working on a school project. His idea became a reality thanks to all the individuals throughout our community who assisted and supported him, including teachers, high school football coaches and players, paraprofessionals, administrators, sponsors, and many volunteers.
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The Frankenmuth School District hosted their 2nd Annual Sunshine’s Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs on Friday, July 13th from 6-9 p.m. at Frankenmuth High School. It was another successful event with nearly double the number of children than who participated last year. A huge shout-out to the Frankenmuth High School football players and coaches who did an amazing job creating an inspiring football clinic for children with special needs in their community.
Thank you to Glenda Berg for serving as the director of the clinic. She is a paraprofessional for students with special needs in the Frankenmuth School District. Bringing Sunshine’s Football Clinic to the Frankenmuth School District is just another way Superintendent Adele Martin, administrators, and staff continue to offer incredible experiences for all their students. Lastly, thank you to all the volunteers for your assistance and all the parents for cheering on your children. Check out a video of the evening: https://youtu.be/rqSQdUaBea4