NEWARK, Del. – Taking time out from their off-season training, the University of Delaware football program visited the Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club over the summer for their annual football clinic.
This event has become something that not only the kids enjoy, but a highlight during the summer for the Delaware football players as well.
“Many of the kids we have at camp come from disadvantaged circumstance,” said Boys and Girls Club of Greater Newark Executive Director Stuart Sherman.
“One of the kid’s highlights this summer is the presence of the University of Delaware football team. For any kid to meet a UD player is something special, for these kids that are looking for that little extra something special it’s a great day,” he added.
The Delaware football players put 185 campers of the Boys and Girls Club through various football-related drills and made sure no camper left without plenty of autographs and smiles.
“It was really fun to come out and show the kids a little bit of we do everyday during practice,” said sophomore tight end Ryan Cobb. “Being able to teach the campers how to throw or catch is nice, but it’s a lot of fun putting a smile on their faces.”
“To come out to the Boys & Girls Club and give back to the community is something that is a tradition at the University of Delaware. Just being able to give back year-after-year is a great feeling,” said junior defensive back Jake Giusti.
During the fall, the summer campers of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark who participated in the clinic will be at University of Delaware home football game to watch their Blue Hens in action.