MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois football program will host its Ladies' Leatherneck Football Academy at Hanson Field on Wednesday, July 25, with all proceeds supporting diabetes research.
Hosted by head coach Mark Hendrickson, his coaching staff and Football student-athletes, the Ladies' Leatherneck Football Academy will give its attendees a fun insight into the game of football.
"The Ladies' Leatherneck Academy will be a great fundraiser for diabetes and a fun and safe atmosphere for the women of our community to learn the game of football," said Director of Athletics Marketing Kelsey Homewood. "Our football coaching staff and players will make it an exciting day for all women. Participants are encouraged to attend and bring their friends and family for an enjoyable night with fellow Leatherneck fans."
The program starts with registration at 5:15 p.m. at the Football Locker Room. The two-hour itinerary includes chalk talk, a film session, offensive and defensive philosophies, position techniques, offense vs. defense, a kicking contest, a question and answer session with coaches and players, and concludes with tailgating at 7:30 p.m.
Included in the $30 registration fee is a T-shirt for all participants.
For additional information and T-shirt orders, contact Homewood by July 16. She can be reached by e-mail at K-Homewood@wiu.edu or by phone at (309) 298-1190.