Beaver Football Players Host Boys and Girls Club

March 17, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. -

By Rachel Beck

Corvallis Gazette-Times


It takes more than two hours of drills with the Oregon State University football team to wear down 7-year-old Hunter McCaskill.

As Saturday’s OSU Youth Football Clinic came to an end, the Philomath boy still was full of energy. He raced around the Truax practice facility, begging every player in sight to autograph his jeans. All of them agreed.

Gunner was one of about 350 kids who attended the fourth annual OSU football clinic to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis. The clinic is for children in grades three through eight.

While the players ran groups of kids through position-specific drills at the Truax Indoor Center, OSU head coach Mike Riley strolled the sidelines, giving high fives to the camera-toting spectators.

“It’s just a chance for our program to kind of give back to the community,” Riley said. But as he surveyed the field house, he noted the kids weren’t the only ones benefiting.

“I think our guys get more out of it than the kids do,” he said.


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