Sanford POWER to host free football clinics in Aberdeen and Brookings

ABERDEEN, S.D. –Sanford POWER is hosting two free football clinics in Aberdeen and Brookings this summer featuring local NFL players. The first clinic will be at 10 a.m. on July 6 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota with Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert and Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham. The second clinic will be at 1 p.m. on July 7 at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, with Goedert attending.

Both clinics are open to area students entering grades 4-8. There is no cost to attend, but participants must register for either the Aberdeen clinic or the Brookings clinic
locations. There will be limited spots available for both clinics.

The Aberdeen clinic will take place at the practice facility at Northern State University. Coaches from Northern State and local volunteers will also help at the clinic. The Brookings clinic will take place at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

“This is a great opportunity to have two NFL players come back to South Dakota and lead these football clinics for young athletes,” said Sam Herauf, strength, and conditioning specialist at Sanford POWER in Aberdeen. “We are thrilled to give these young athletes the chance to learn some new skills on the field, while also having a blast.”

Goedert, a native of Britton, South Dakota, was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. This past season, the former South Dakota State University standout made 46 catches for 524 yards with three touchdowns.

Ham, a graduate of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is entering his sixth season with Minnesota. A Pro Bowl selection at fullback in 2019, Ham finished last season with eight catches for 97 yards and one touchdown while also blocking for Dalvin Cook who finished second in the NFL in rushing with 1,557 yards.

Sanford Health is the official sports medicine provider of Northern State University and South Dakota State University.


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