Fundamentals of Football at Port Jeff Purple/White Day

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Saturday’s successful Purple/White Day brought together the Port Jeff Royals youth football and the varsity football team for an afternoon of fellowship and learning the skills and essentials of the fall sport in a clinic setting.

More than 15 youngsters and 35 varsity and JV players signed up for the August 26th special event, which, according to Ms. Danielle Turner, director of health, physical education and athletics, is slated to become an annual event because of the initial turnout.

"This is what sports are all about,” said Turner. “For our current players, it gave them a sense of what a special time this is in their lives. They may not remember every play of every game in 10 years, but they'll remember this. It encouraged them to work hard and stay involved. Sports bring out the best in kids and [this event] was a great example of that.”

There were many spectactors in the stands to watch the younger players learn from their newly formed friends – the Port Jeff Royals varsity football team.

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