September 19, 2007

Spokane tribe gets Shocked

Professional football players visit Spokane ReservationThe Spokane Shock is a professional indoor football team made up mostly of players who have had tryouts at NFL camps and hold aspirations of playing in the NFL. Head coach Adam Shackleford and eight of his players recently spent three days on the Spokane Indian Reservation working with students and athletes from Wellpinit schools.

"We're trying to build a partnership between the tribe and the Spokane Shock. We realize they have a need to help their youth and with our influence as professional athletes and professional coaches, we feel like we can use football as our tool to teach them more than football. There are things they need outside of football; things in life. We brought some guys out here this past week that I think have dealt with some of the same things these kids do. To see them, where they are now, hopefully will inspire these kids a little bit to keep on track and pushing towards their goals."

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