Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Teens have until Friday, May 31, 2013 to sign-up for a FREE football clinic: Skills and Drills with the NFL's Jerricho Cotchery


The Birmingham Public Library is excited to host “Score Big”with the Cotchery Foundation on June 14 and 15, 2013. Jerricho Cotchery, one of Birmingham’s native sons, has teamed up with the Library to host yet another amazing series of events for 2013’s Teen Summer Reading Program, “Beneath the Surface.”

Born in 1982, Cotchery grew up to be an incredible athlete. He excelled at Phillips High School in Birmingham and attended North Carolina State University. The New York Jets drafted him in 2004 and the Pittsburgh Steelers added him to the roster beginning in 2010. Birmingham is proud of this native son and we at BPL are grateful to partner with him for Summer Reading.

Students between the ages of 11 and 17 may sign-up at any BPL location until Friday, May 31, 2013. These unique experiences (including the football clinic and teen tailgate party) are free. The Cotchery Foundation will provide free cleats and swag at the "Skills and Drills" football clinic. While registering at the library, teens will provide their shoes sizes for the cleats.

Jerricho would like to encourage all students ages 11 to 17 to read by participating in the 2013 summer reading program. BPL has had a record-breaking number of participants the past few summers. Space is limited, so visit your nearest BPL location to sign-up today.

In the coming weeks, we'll announce another chance for Birmingham teens to meet Jerricho during some free “Jam Sessions” at BPL locations the week of his visit.
For more information, please contact your nearest BPL location. Jerricho and the Birmingham Public Library both look forward to seeing you soon!

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