2009 Coach Parks/Angel Tree Football
The 2009 Coach Parks/Angel Tree Football Clinic will be held this Saturday at the Stanford Practice Fields.
It is anticipated that about 200-250 boys between the ages of 7-13 will be attending, many of whom have an incarcerated parent, or are otherwise "at risk". Saturday's Stanford Football Open House has been coordinated to coincide with the clinic so the kids will be able to take a break at noon and participate in the Stanford player autograph sessions. The list of former football players that are participating in the clinic as Volunteer Coaches includes:
Billy Anderson, Stanford, RB/KR
Ron Inge, Stanford, RB/KR
Johnny Olenchalk, Stanford, LB
Marty Smith, Stanford, TE
Jay Ottovegio, Stanford, Punter
Brian "BA" Allen, Stanford, RB/KR
Randy Fasani, Stanford, QB
Mark Mordell, Stanford, RB
Craig Awbrey, Stanford (and Menlo-Atherton), DL
Haskins, Stanford, LB, current Director of Player Development for
Casey "Run for the Roses" Moore, Stanford, FB
Emmanuel Awofadeju, Stanford, DL
Marlon "Marlo" Evans, Stanford, WR/KR (Executive Director of All-Stars Helping Kids)
Austin Lee, Stanford, DL
California, QB (yes, an "Old Blue", but still a good guy - please don't
confuse Dave with Pat "The Candy Man" Barnes!)
Toure Carter, Ashland (Ohio), DB/WR
Udeme Udofia, Stanford DL
As you can see, joining the
former Stanford players as volunteer coaches will be former Cal and St. Louis Rams QB, Dave Barr (star QB from the mid-90's). Also,
Toure Carter, a Division II All American from Ashland (Ohio)
University, who is a current member of the San Jose Sabercats of the
Arena Football League.
This outstanding event is being coordinated by William Edward "Billy" Anderson, a former Stanford running back, who is the Executive Director for Arizona/Oklahoma for Prison Fellowship, a nation-wide Christian ministry that oversees the kids-oriented Angel Tree operation. Billy combines forces with legendary coach and fitness/conditioning expert, Coach Ben Parks (one calls him "Coach" or "Coach Parks"), who happens to have been my ("Emeritus") own high school football and wrestling coach at Menlo-Atherton back in the late-70s/early-80s. Coach Parks is one of the most incredible and unique individuals I have ever known. He even brought the M-A pep band to the send-off of my bachelor party back in 2002, leading the group in a variety of calisthenics and cheers!
Your support of Angel Tree http://www.angeltree.org/angeltree-home and Prison Ministries http://www.prisonfellowship.org/prison-fellowship-home would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Billy "Big Heart" Anderson at 602-524-4349 or 480-899-9624) to find out how you can help. The Bootleg's willingness to voluntarily publicize this special event is clearly an "implied endorsement" of the ministries' exceptionally fine work and mission!
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