Skyhawk players take time to teach gridiron game

Skyhawk players take time to teach gridiron game
Skyhawk players take time to teach gridiron game | UT Martin, Bill Hardegree, Ashton Hurt, Dukedom, UTM, Skyhawks, football

Fingers Go here — UT Martin quarterback Bill Hardegree shows Ashton Hurt from Dukedom the proper way to hold the football before he throws it. Each child had a chance to throw the ball into the practice net. Photo courtesy UTM Athletic Communications
MARTIN, Tenn. – More than 35 children from the Boys and Girls Club in Union City participated in a mini football clinic Friday afternoon at The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Hardy M. Graham Stadium.
The children had a chance to learn the fundamentals of football and then divided into groups for some friendly competition. More than a dozen Skyhawk football players, already on campus for voluntary workouts, helped assistant coach Nathan Burton conduct the clinic. Among the players helping Burton was former South Fulton High School standout Sam Curtis.
“Although it was hot today, this was a great opportunity for the boys and girls to interact with members of the UT Martin football team. The clinic also gave the Skyhawks a chance to be positive role models for the children from the Boys and Girls Club,” said Jason Simpson, the head coach of the Skyhawks.
The Skyhawks will open their 2010 football season Sept. 4 at Tennessee against the Volunteers. Tickets for the season opener at Neyland Stadium and Skyhawk season tickets are on sale now at the Skyhawk Ticket Office.
The Skyhawks’ first home game of the 2010 season and first Ohio Valley Conference contest will be Saturday, Sept. 18 against Eastern Illinois Panthers.
For more information about Skyhawk season tickets, call the ticket office at 731-881-7207.

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