MACOMB, Ill. - The Second Annual Ladies' Leatherneck Football Academy raised more than $1,500 for McDonough District Hospital and diabetes research Wednesday night. The three-hour event drew nearly 100 participants.
The evening kicked off with tailgating in Western Hall's East Arena, followed by a film session led by Coach Bob Nielson and instruction on proper equipment fitting by Leatherneck coaches and staff. From there, the crowd of 96 women went out onto Hanson Field where they performed offensive and defensive position drills with help from Leatherneck student-athletes.
The night capped off with a live play scrimmage between the participants. All participants recieved a general admission ticket for the Leathernecks' season-opener against Hampton on August 29 at 6:00 p.m.