8th Annual Sunshine's Skills and Drills Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs
The Plymouth Wildcats Football Program was thrilled to hold the 8th Annual Sunshine's Skills and Drills Football Clinic for Children with Special Needs on Friday, July 29, 2022. Children with special needs ranging in age from 5-17 joined Plymouth football players, coaches, cheerleaders, and fans 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 child had the opportunity to score a touchdown and show off their very best touchdown dance. A high school football player was 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. July 29, 2022 was an incredible evening for everyone involved!
Thank you to Stacy Moore for capturing such wonderful photos! To view additional photos from the 2022 clinic, please click here.
Connor Sherman, 2021
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 how the football clinic came to be, Connor Sherman, a 2022 graduate of Plymouth High School, came up with the idea while working on a school project as a 10-year-old football fanatic. His ambitious 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.