Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Sponsors “Football For YOU” in Lowell, Lawrence, Nashua
Over 100 kids in the Lowell, Lawrence and Nashua areas joined players from the New England Patriots Alumni Club to participate in “Football For YOU” camps. Sponsored for the sixth consecutive year by Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, “Football For YOU” is a one-day, free football clinic, open to boys and girls, ages 9-14, of all skill levels.
The Credit Union began offering this camp in Lowell in 2014, and has added Nashua and Lawrence to the camp locations over the last two years.
“Football For You has been a wonderful summer event for area youth for the last several years,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “The Patriots Alumni Club and the players that come to coach are always enthusiastic and provide a great day for the participants. The kids truly enjoy the experience.”
The Lowell clinic was held on Saturday, June 1st at the UMass Lowell Cushing Athletic Complex, the Lawrence clinic took place at on Saturday, June 22nd at Veterans Memorial Stadium, and the Nashua camp was held on Thursday, June 27th at Stellos Stadium.
Patriots Alumni coached the kids in non-contact strength and conditioning exercises. The youth participants ran agility exercises across the field, maneuvering around cones, as they were challenged to ladder jumps, and even practiced defensive blocks against pads.
The clinic also offered an educational component for parents and guardians which included topics such as nutrition, strength training, leadership and sportsmanship. The Credit Union also purchased a meal for participants to enjoy.
For more information on “Football for YOU,” please visit www.patriotsalumni.com.
Photo cutline: Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union teamed up with the New England Patriots Alumni Club to bring Football For YOU to Lowell, Nashua and Lawrence. This free, one-day, non-contact football clinic, coached by Patriots Alumni players, focuses on strength and conditioning, sportsmanship, leadership and nutrition.