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Field Hockey Clinic Set for Sept. 20

August 8, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Head Coach Jodi Murphy

Head Coach Jodi Murphy

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To coincide with Liberty University's College for a Weekend (CFAW) this fall, Liberty field hockey will be conducting a benefit clinic on Sept. 20.  The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.  The event will be held at the Liberty Field Hockey Field located on East Campus.  Some of the proceeds will go to benefit head coach Jodi Murphy's Pathfinder Hockey organization.  During the past two summers, Murphy and members of the field hockey team traveled to Uganda on a mission's trip.  While there, the team partners with Pathfinder Hockey, Charlene's Project and a couple of local Ugandan charities.

Murphy is the founder of Pathfinder Hockey, which was launched in 2009.  Through Pathfinder, Murphy runs camps and clinics in the U.S. and in Uganda for middle and high school students.  The organization's mission is "to use field hockey as a means to help young people around the world and within the United States find the path that leads to good health, positive change and hope."  Murphy has spent time in Uganda, creating a valuable partnership with Youth Sport Uganda to grow the sport of field hockey and use it as a medium for change.  More information about the organization can be found at pathfinderhockey.org.

Charlene's Project, with which Pathfinder partners, is a charity created by Charlene Barr, the late sister of Liberty's Natalie Barr, Serena Barr and Bethany Barr.  Charlene was born with cystic fibrosis and passed away in October 2010, in the midst of establishing the Charlene's Project Charity.  The entire Barr family has continued the efforts of the charity, which focuses primarily on the building of educational facilities in Uganda. Hidden Treasure, the charity's first school, opened in early 2011.  A second school is currently under construction in the village of Kahara.  The Barrs have also begun to coach and instruct field hockey camps in Uganda, supplying loads of equipment through donations, similar to Pathfinder Hockey.  For more information on Charlene's Project visit charlenesproject.org.

Registration information may be found on the link at the top of the page.