Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs Of Western Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Mike Tice, offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders football team has been an avid supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, donating new athletic shoes, sponsored by Under Armour to Carson Valley Club members each year.
This year marks the 7th annual Mike Tice Charity Golf Event and, to celebrate, Tice introduced a one-hour football clinic for the children at Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Carson Valley Clubhouse following the annual shoe giveaway on Friday.
The Raiders’ senior coaching staff, including head coach Jack Del Rio, Tice – who coaches the offensive line, Nate Tice (offense quality control), Bernie Parmalee (running backs), Rob Moore (wide receivers), John Pagano (assistant head coach) and Todd Downing (offensive coordinator) were in attendance to help put the participants through drills.
The team had just wrapped up its offseason conditioning program on Thursday. The coaches were in town for the Mike Tice Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by Mike Pegram and the Carosn Valley.
Participants in the camp Friday received instruction on the fundamentals of football, basic throwing skills and running drills.
“Club kids look forward to this day all year and for Coach to add the clinic this year is extra special,” Katie Leao, executive director of Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, said.
The football clinic was sponsored by GE. The Hershey Company and Gatorade provided goodie bags and sports drinks for clinic participants.
Each year Mike Tice partners with Under Amour to give Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada Carson Valley members new athletic shoes, and raises money for the Club through a series of events, culminating in the golf tournament on Father’s Day.
“Coach Tice and the Raiders wanted to do more this year with the kids,” Leao said. “He wanted to do something extra special this year because we will have 100 percent of the Raiders’ leadership in Carson Valley.”
Friday’s event was exclusive, not open to the public and open only to Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada members.
“Coach Tice focuses on the Carson Valley kids specifically,” Leao said. “We already have 150 kids from the club participating, getting active on the field and having fun learning about football from Raiders’ coaches.”
Leao said the Club is seeking to raise enough money to support a building of their own for Carson Valley. The Club serves more than 340 kids in the Carson Valley and is rapidly outgrowing its current location at Pau Wa Lu Middle School.
“Coach Tice has been a blessing for the youth in our community,” she said. “With the new addition of the Mike Tice Battle Born Football Camp, we hope the community rallies behind the Club’s vision to promote healthy habits and lifestyles.”