Sunshine's Skills and Drills Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs
Get your tissues ready! Thank you to Gracie Stirrett for putting this video together from the 2021 Sunshine's Football Clinic. Gracie is a senior at Plymouth High School and, needless to say, is incredibly talented.
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 7th Annual Sunshine's Skills and Drills Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs on July 30, 2021.
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, and received a trophy to recognize their awesome accomplishments. The football players really enjoyed sharing their love of football with the participants and having lots of FUN.
Thank you to Stacy Moore for capturing such wonderful photos! To view additional photos from the 2021 clinic, please click here.
GMany thanks to Hometown Life Reporter Colin Gay for the awesome article on the 7th Annual Sunshine's Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs. Thank you also to Hometown Life Photographer John Heider for capturing some really great moments!
The first Sunshine's Skills and Drills Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs was held in 2014 and was truly a magical and heartwarming community event. If you are not familiar with the story on how the 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.
Thank you to our 2021 "Touchdown" and "Field Goal" Sponsors