Hometown Teams "Pre-Season" Kicks Off with an Aug. 23 Youth Football Clinic Print
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:05

Rock Island, IL - A special Hometown Teams "pre-season" event on Saturday will offer kids a chance to learn football skills from the Quad City Wolfpack - on the spot where the National Football League played its first game.

Program  partners Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department and Quad City Wolfpack will present the youth football clinic and football skills activity from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm this Saturday in the outfield of the Douglas Park ball diamond. Players will work with children ages 5 to 14  on basic skills, football drills, and help them  through an NFL combine course. The event is for both boys and girls and is free. No registration is required. For more information, call Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department at 309-732-7275.

Hometown Teams opens on Saturday, September 13, along with local exhibits and programs that mark, among other local sports milestones, the role of the Rock Island Independents in the beginnings of the NFL. Douglas Park was the home of the Rock Island Independents pro football team until 1925. Exhibits are on view from Sept. 13 to Oct. 25 at the Rock Island Main Library.

Details on exhibits and free Hometown Teams programs available at www.rockislandlibrary.org or 

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