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Field Hockey to Host a Pair of Benefit Clinics
In conjunction with Liberty University's College for a Weekends (CFAW) this spring, Liberty field hockey will be conducting benefit clinics on Feb. 23 and Apr. 14. The Feb. 23 clinic will run from 12 to 3 p.m., while the Apr. 14 clinic will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Both events will be conducted at the Liberty Field Hockey Field. All proceeds will go to the team's mission's trip to Uganda this summer. During its time in Uganda, the team will partner with head coach Jodi Murphy's Pathfinder Hockey organization, as well as Charlene's Project.
Murphy is the founder of Pathfinder Hockey, which was launched in 2008. 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 www.pathfinderhockey.org.
Charlene's Project is a charity created by Charlene Barr, the late sister of Liberty midfielder Natalie Barr. Charlene was born with cystic fibrosis and passed away in Oct. of 2010. The entire Barr family has continued the efforts of the project, which focus primarily on the building of educational facilities in Uganda. Hidden Treasure, the charity's first school, opened in early 2011. The Barrs have also begun to coach and instruct field hockey camps in Uganda, supplying loads of equipment through donations. For more information on Charlene's Project visit www.charlenesproject.org.
Additional information about the clinics may be found on the links at the top of the page. Registration information is also included in the link.