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Local Youths Flock to DJ Henry Football Clinic

The Pace University football team hosted the free annual event in Pleasantville Sunday.

More than 120 young and aspiring football players had a chance to meet with and learn from 's 2012 team on Sunday.

The fourth annual DJ Henry Memorial Youth Football Clinic was held in memory of former football player Danroy "DJ" Henry.

"This was the best turnout we've ever had for the youth clinic and I'm very pleased that the number of participants has continued to grow each year," Head Coach Chris Dapolito said in a statement.

The players—who came from Pleasantville, Ossining, Tarrytown, White Plains, Greenburgh, Cortlandt, Putnam Valley and beyond—had a chance to run offensive and defensive drills with the team and coaching staff, including former NFL player John Tice.

Pace University National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II school.

Each participants was given season tickets to the Setters' 2012 season, which begins Friday. They also enjoyed a meal with the players and coaches following the clinic.

"Connecting with our community is very important to Pace Football because we need the support of the community in order to be successful," Director of Athletics Mark Brown stated. "It was a wonderful event and I was delighted to see all of the local youth players that came out to the event."   

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