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    Northwestern Set to Host First Women's Football Clinic

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM NU Football will host its First Women's Football Clinic July 30.
    NU Football will host its First Women's Football Clinic July 30.

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    June 3, 2005

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern is hosting its First Women's Football Clinic on Saturday, July 30 at Ryan Field. The special event is open to women only, ages 12 and up.

    All proceeds will benefit the Rocky Clark Housing Fund. Rocky Clark was a star running back for Eisenhower High School. On Sept. 15, 2000, Rocky sustained a broken neck while playing football, which rendered him a quadriplegic.

    Through determination and perseverance, Rocky and his mother overcame what some would call insurmountable odds after the injury.

    Now a community college student, Rocky has made the decision to rebuild his life. Rocky is working toward a career so he can support himself and contribute to society.

    Unfortunately, Rocky's current living situation has him essentially trapped in his bedroom. His mother's four-bedroom house in Robbins, Ill., is not equipped for Rocky's needs, medical equipment, nurses, etc.

    Through this clinic, Northwestern football is trying to do what they can to help a fellow football player through his time of greatest need.

    Campers will have the opportunity to learn the game of football from some of the nation's top coaches. They also will get an inside perspective on what it is like to be a Wildcat football player.

    Camp curriculum will include rules seminar, equipment demonstrations, drills, position instruction, offense, defense and special teams strategy sessions. The day culminates with a flag football game and door prizes.

    The 2005 clinic will be held July 30 at Ryan Field on the campus of Northwestern University. Cost is $30.

    Contact: Justin Sheridan or Nolan Jones at 847-491-7274 or email