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NFL Star Shares Skills With Tallahassee Youth

By: City of Tallahassee Email
By: City of Tallahassee Email
PRNA Hosts Ernie Sims Youth Football and Cheer Clinic, Celebrity Football Game

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Press Release: City of Tallahassee

Although school is out for summer, learning is still in with the sixth annual Ernie Sims Youth Football and Cheer Clinic, hosted by the City's Parks, Recreations and Neighborhood Affairs (PRNA) Department. The clinic will take place on Friday, July 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Springsax Recreation Park, 1000 Springsax Drive.

As a former City of Tallahassee youth football program participant, Sims holds strong ties to the Tallahassee area. Since his youth football days playing for the Gaither team, Sims has had great success on and off the field.

Sims' clinics provide hands on instruction for more than 350 youngsters, who learn important tips and strategies to improve their football skills and cheerleading abilities. Participants will also learn some important character skills, like dedication and perseverance, which can help in every aspect of their lives.

In order to ensure a positive experience, clinic participants should come prepared by wearing shorts, t-shirts and football cleats, training shoes or running shoes. The clinics are free for all registered youth ages 7-16, and t-shirts will be given to the first 350 registered kids.

To wrap up a day already filled with fun and excitement, there will be a celebrity flag football game during the evening at Messer Park North. Former NFL stars, City Commissioners, local media personalities and other community leaders will take the field against each other at 7 p.m. There’s sure to be some healthy competition, good sportsmanship and many reasons to cheer.

Registration will take place on-site the day of the clinic at Springsax Park starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.talgov.com/parks/ytackfootball.cfm.

For more information on the clinic and the celebrity flag football game, visit www.erniesims50.com or contact Alice Sims at alicebsims@comcast.net or Brian Smatt at brian.smatt@talgov.com. Information on the clinic and other PRNA events can be found at Talgov.com/parks and by liking PRNA’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/COTparks.

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