Panthers Team Up with Fellsmere Boys & Girls Club

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Panthers Team Up with Fellsmere Boys & Girls Club

With preseason just a few weeks away, Florida Tech’s football coaches and student-athletes hosted a one-day camp for over 40 second through eighth graders from the Boys & Girls Club of Fellsmere on Monday. (Florida Tech image)

With preseason just a few weeks away, Florida Tech’s football coaches and student-athletes hosted a one-day camp for over 40 second through eighth graders from the Boys & Girls Club of Fellsmere on Monday. (Florida Tech image)

FOOTBALL — With preseason just a few weeks away, Florida Tech’s football coaches and student-athletes hosted a one-day camp for over 40 second through eighth graders from the Boys & Girls Club of Fellsmere on Monday.

The camp is part of a new relationship formed between the Panthers, Fellsmere Police Department and the Boys & Girls Club.

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Earlier this month, coaches and players participated in a community outreach event at Grant Park in Fellsmere. Starting this fall, a few players will visit the Boys & Girls Club weekly to mentor children.

On Monday, the children ran through an obstacle course and learned how to pass, catch and punt the football. Head coach Steve Englehart awarded Football T-shirts for competitions like best attitude and fastest runner.

Steve Englehart

Steve Englehart

“We really enjoyed working with the kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Fellsmere,” Englehart said.

“The boys and girls had great energy and were excited to learn and play the game of football. Our players could not stop talking about their great attitudes. We can’t wait to spend some more time with them in the near future. I think it will be a win-win for everyone involved.”

On Monday, the children ran through an obstacle course and learned how to pass, catch and punt the football. Head coach Steve Englehart awarded Football T-shirts for competitions like best attitude and fastest runner. (Florida Tech image)

On Monday, the children ran through an obstacle course and learned how to pass, catch and punt the football. Head coach Steve Englehart awarded Football T-shirts for competitions like best attitude and fastest runner. (Florida Tech image)

Current Panthers Justin Arcune, Tyler Bass, Cody Krueger, Kaleb Leach, Dalin Modican and Steven Thomas served as coaches. Krueger, a redshirt freshman from Miami, Florida, said it was great to be a part of the camp.

“It was really, really fun,” he said. “It was nice to go and see how excited the kids were to be with us. One of the kids in my group came up to me and said ‘My dream is to be a Florida Tech Panther and play football.’ It was a very rewarding experience. There was some talk about the kids coming up to see one of our games. It would be great to see all those kids again.”

The Panthers will report to campus for camp on Saturday, Aug. 9. Their first preseason workout is on Monday, Aug. 11.

Florida Tech Baseball to Hold Showcase Camp Aug. 16

BASEBALL — The Florida Tech Panthers will hold a prospect showcase camp on Saturday, Aug. 16 for players between the ages of 15-18. The camp will be directed by Panthers head coach Greg Berkemeier. There will also be a staff comprised experienced collegiate coaches along with former and current players. 

The Florida Tech Panthers will hold a prospect showcase camp on Saturday, Aug. 16 for players between the ages of 15-18. The camp will be directed by Panthers head coach Greg Berkemeier. (Florida Tech image)

The Florida Tech Panthers will hold a prospect showcase camp on Saturday, Aug. 16 for players between the ages of 15-18. The camp will be directed by Panthers head coach Greg Berkemeier. (Florida Tech image)

The staff will teach fundamentals and techniques of the game which include: hitting, throwing, base running, catching, fielding, and team play.

Players will have the opportunity to participate in live games, defensive workouts, batting practice, timed 60s, and instructional segments. There will also be a recruiting talk for parents.

The fee for the camp is $125 which is non-refundable. The deadline to register with the form found at the link below is Thursday, Aug. 14. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. ET with check-in at 8 a.m. on Aug. 16. Anyone needing hotel information can contact the Florida Tech baseball office.

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