Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
National Camp Series (NCS) Associate Tom Feely, of Feely Athletics, has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer according to NFL Kicker, and Kicking For The Dream Founder, Billy Cundiff.
Cundiff says he is honored to have someone of Feely's stature participating in Kicking For The Dream.
"Tom is a legend in the kicking community," says Cundiff. "He is a great coach and incredible human being. We are honored to have Tom join Kicking For The Dream."
For Feely, who is involved in many charitable activities, Kicking For The Dream is just one more opportunity to make a difference.
“I am proud to be a participant of Kicking For The Dream as this is clearly a very important cause and I am excited to be able to help make a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer,” says Feely. “Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer appreciates the necessity to support research to one day overcome this disease.”
Feely says Kicking For The Dream is not just about reaching out to young kicking specialists, but about making it personal as well.
“Today we will empower the young men and women I encounter through football to also make a difference,” says Feely. “Today I will make a difference.”
Go here for Tom Feely’s Kicking For The Dream page.
Feely has been coaching football every year since he began in 1974 serving as head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, and special teams coordinator. He currently is the Special Teams Coordinator at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida.
In 1980, he earned his Master’s Degree in the field of Counseling. That same year he began his counseling career working primarily in the field of college counseling and scholarship acquisition. He served as Director of Guidance for St. Thomas Academy (1980-1986) and also for Zephyrhills High School, Florida (1987-1996). In 1996 Tom was awarded the “Counselor of the Year” by the University of Miami.
Feely began his specialty as a kicking coach in 1992 when his oldest son, Jay Feely, was 14 and became interested in becoming a kicker in high school. Jay became a high school Blue Chip All American and thus helped launched his father’s reputation as a gifted teacher of kicking and punting.
Feely is among a number of NCS Associates to announce his support for the Kicking For The Dream project. Last month, NCS Founder Michael Husted was the first to support Cundiff’s project.
The National Camp Series (NCS) is a nationwide network of expert kicking coaches with NFL and College level playing experience. According to Husted, the goal of NCS is to provide effective instruction on the field and guidance off of the field that will allow student-athletes the ability to leverage their sport to get a college education.
Go here to find out more about the National Camp Series.
Cundiff, who has been an NFL kicker for over 10 years for teams such as the Cowboys, Saints, Browns, Ravens and Redskins, launched Kicking For The Dream in May of 2013, as an effort to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a foundation which raises money to support research for the early detection of, and improved treatment for, ovarian cancer.
He says Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 as a result of his mother-in-laws’ battle with ovarian cancer.
“Colleen felt it was important to raise money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer,” says Cundiff. “Because so little is known about ovarian cancer in proportion to other women’s health issues, we have an incredible opportunity for research and education.”
Cundiff says he appreciates having Feely’s support in this effort, and looks forward to working with all the NCS Associates who are willing to support the Kicking For The Dream project
“I talked to a number of NCS Associates at this year’s NCS Super Camp and there was a great deal of interest in participating in Kicking For The Dream,” says Cundiff. “I will continue to reach out to all the NCS Associates over the next few months to enlist their help as well.”
Go here for more information about Kicking For The Dream.
Go here for more information about Colleen’s Dream Foundation.
Go here for more information about NFL kicker Billy Cundiff.