Wilmington Friends hosts SODE football players

posted Mon, Aug 20, 2018 by Jon Buzby

In what has become an annual tradition, the Wilmington Friends football program hosted more than 30 Special Olympics flag football players on Aug. 19 for a football clinic.

The event was originally the idea of head coach Bob Tattersall as a way to replace what used to be a preseason trip to a nearby camp for team-building activities.

"For 45 years we attended a week of preseason practice at an [offsite] camp," said Tattersall, who is Delaware's winningest high school football coach with 312 victories. "When we stopped attending camp, I thought we needed something special to do for others that was not directly related to football. The opportunity to coordinate with Special Olympics was perfect for our players, coaches, and parents. We are grateful for the experience."  

Athletes from the Wilmington, Newark and MOT Area programs participated in drills, games and activities directed by the Quakers' coaching staff and players.

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