St. Mike’s offers free soccer clinic for those with disabilities

The Saint Michael’s College women’s soccer team will hold its fifth annual free clinic on Sunday for children and young adults with any kind of physical or developmental disability in conjunction with the Eric D. Dettenrieder (EDD) Memorial Fund. The Purple Knights will host the event at the Doc Jacobs Field Complex at 12:30pm.
The Purple and Gold will teach skills in a non-competitive setting, with a scrimmage, pizza, and an awards ceremony to follow. No prior soccer experience is necessary for attendees. Pre-registration is required for those who plan to attend. To pre-register, or for more information, contact EDD Memorial Fund Director Gretchen Owens at (802) 399-4366 or, or visit
The EDD Memorial Fund, which is named for the late Dettenrieder, who worked as a ski instructor for terminally ill children, serves to build self-confidence and purpose in young people with disabilities through providing sports opportunities. The fund provides recreational and competitive sports programs for individuals with disabilities in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.