Liverpool Football Club conducts clinic at Perkins School for the Blind


Liverpool Football Club conducts clinic at Perkins School for the Blind
From left to right - Tom Werner, Ashley Riva of Marlborough, Win Edwards, Nick Julian and Linda Pizzuti Henry pose for a photo at the clinic recently held at the Perkins School. (Photo/courtesy Liverpool FC-TV: Andrew Powell)

Region – The Liverpool Football Club (FC) coaches and trainers along with surprise guests Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, Linda Pizzuti Henry, the wife of Sox principal owner John Henry, and Liverpool Legends Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush recently led students through soccer drills and skills clinic with adaptive equipment as part of the Reds” 2012 North America Tour. More than 40 students at the Perkins School for the Blind, including Marlborough resident Ashley Riva, took part in four 30-minute clinic sessions throughout the day.

Liverpool FC is committed to raising awareness of blindness issues worldwide and bringing the sport of soccer to everyone, regardless of physical abilities. The team supplied the students with audible soccer balls (with bells inside), adaptive balls in bright colors for students with low vision, as well as other gear and team souvenirs including branded hats and posters.

The LFC Foundation will visit a variety of local community organizations as part of a week-long initiative surrounding the 10-day North America Tour. Visits include soccer clinics for Camp Harbor View, the Boston Red Sox Scholars, Wounded Warriors and America SCORES, as well as visits to the Dimock Center, Boston Children's Hospital and the Jimmy Fund Cancer Clinic.

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