UNC football head coach Mack Brown and his wife Sally hosted the 2020 Ladies Virtual Football Clinic online this August, raising more than $12,000 for the “Say Yes” fund, benefitting the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.
Coach Brown spoke about how he’s guiding his team through a particularly different offseason for the Tar Heels, which includes not just the ongoing pandemic but national racial and discrimination discussions as well.
Brown also explained his motivations for raising money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital.
“These funds can help find better treatment, it can help with research and help with the families. These are real families with real problems. This is real stuff,” the Tar Heel head coach added.
“I am a longtime participant in the Ladies Football Clinics and Luncheons. I love that through this we can support the team and UNC Children’s,” one donor explained.
Moderated by senior associate athletic director Rick Steinbacher, almost 250 participants logged on to hear student-athletes Cam’Ron Kelly, Beau Corrales and Jordan Tucker explain how the coronavirus pandemic has changed their off-season workout routine and preparations for the upcoming season.
Mary Brooks Rice, Director of Special Events at UNC Children’s Hospital, said that participation in the event certainly wasn’t subdued and if anything was above the normal turnout.
“Everyone was very engaged and the feedback was very positive,” she added.
The success of the UNC Football Ladies Clinic suggests that—despite an ongoing global pandemic—the community of UNC Children’s supporters is as committed as ever.