FC Edmonds and Northwest University to hold Dan Porter Soccer ClinicThis clinic hopes to relieve a portion of the immense financial pressure faced by Porter and his family
Northwest University and FC Edmonds is hosting the Dan Porter Soccer Clinic on April 21, from 3 – 5:30 p.m., at Lynnwood High School, Field # 1, 18218 N Rd Bothell.
The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 7 – 18. Cost is $30.
The purpose of the clinic is to raise funds to assist the Porter family as they cope with medical bills associated with Dan being in advanced stages of ALS. Porter has been a pillar in the coaching ranks in the Edmonds area - both soccer and baseball.
• Collegiate athletes from Northwest University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will provide coaching
• The clinic will consist of technical skills training, geared to all levels of experience and skill
• Goal keeper sessions will be available
• Older players will have the opportunity to learn about mental aspects of soccer, gamepreparation, importance of fitness combined with skills, and have the opportunity to learn about
life as a collegiate athlete
• Participants should be dressed in appropriate soccer attire, have a size appropriate ball, cleats, turf shoes or appropriate sport shoes, and have a water bottle. Please, no jewelry.
• 100 percent of player fees and donations raised by this clinic will go to the Dan Porter family
To register and attend:
Complete registration form/waiver and bring with player to clinic. Forms will be available at registration or in
advance from the Sno-King office or by email.
Email email@example.com for more information or additional registration forms
About Coach Dan Porter
Dan Porter has coached soccer and baseball for Sno-King Youth Club, Sno-King Soccer Club, and FC Edmonds for over
15 years. He lives with his wife and son in Lynnwood and has been active with Silver Creek Family Church.
Porter was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) last October.
He coached FC Edmonds BU-14 until the end of the 2012 -13 season, even when the disease prevented use of voice or arms.
Despite the rapid progression of Porter’s ALS, he continues to coach from his home, getting regular updates on practices, games, and recruiting, and offering coaching advice to his former assistant coaches.
This clinic hopes to relieve a portion of the immense financial pressure faced by Porter and his family, including high
medical treatment costs and loss of work income. Your support will help recognize and thank him for all he has done for our community.
For more information on ALS, visit: http://www.alsa.org/.