By Daniel Youngblood (Contact)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Close to 200 kids scattered across the Cooper High School practice fields Tuesday for a free football clinic as part of the Dominic Rhodes Summer Sportsfest.
The clinic, which was open to students in grades 1-8, gave local athletes a chance to get direct instruction from the Cooper coaching staff -- and from Rhodes and Danieal Manning, a pair of NFL players who played football in Abilene, either in high school or college. It also benefited the Cooper football program.
"This was (the turnout) we were hoping for," said Cooper defensive coordinator Todd Moebes, who was largely responsible for putting the camp together. "We didn't want to turn anyone away. We wanted to get everyone out here, so they could enjoy the experience with the Cooper staff and the celebrities."
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