Women's Football Clinic A Success, Raises Money For Children's Miracle Network
April 19, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The 2010 Spartan Football Women's Clinic was held Saturday, April 17 at the Duffy Daugherty Football Building, with net proceeds going to the Children's Miracle Network at Sparrow Regional Children's Center.
Hosted by head coach Mark Dantonio and his wife Becky, the Spartan Football Women's Clinic included a tour of the 25,000-square-foot Skandalaris Football Center, strategy sessions covering all three phases of the game (offense, defense and special teams), a presentation in the training room and an equipment demonstration. In addition, the women participated in a practice session for an inside look at position drills and instruction. The clinic, which had 220 participants, concluded with a panel discussion and Q&A session, featuring the entire football coaching staff and their wives.
"I just think it's great that these women get together," said Becky Dantonio. "They get to learn a little bit about football and get to go through the drills. They also get to meet coaches and players and it's an opportunity to donate to the Children's Miracle Network."
"It's great to have the women's clinic," said Coach Dantonio, who is in his second year as the honorary chairman of the Sparrow CMN. "It's a good cause first of all and it's also fun to be around these women because they bring a certain amount of enthusiasm to our program.
"What we've tried to do is pick one charity a year, and last year at this time we thought that the Children's Miracle Network would be a great cause. So many of these people here, our ladies come from this community. It's a community event for pediatrics.
"I hope they take some buzzwords home to their husbands," continued Dantonio on what he hopes the women learned at the clinic. "Just a little bit of knowledge to get them over the edge a little bit when they're watching the games, so they can throw something in there and raise an eyebrow or two."
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