Golden Tate hosting free Athletic Skills Clinic at Pope Prep

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Pope John Paul II Preparatory School in Hendersonville is partnering with former Pope Prep and National Football League wide receiver Golden Tate, class of 2007, who will host a free Tate Athletic Skills Clinic for rising third through eighth grade students from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at the Jim Carell Athletic Complex. 

“We are excited to have Golden back in town to host the Tate Athletic Skills Clinic for the young female and male student-athletes of Sumner and surrounding counties,” said Michelle Barber, dean of advancement at Pope Prep. “Golden’s affection for his high school alma mater, Pope, inspired him to develop this concept for a free athletic clinic to ‘give back’ to the school and community he loves so much.” 

Participants of the clinic “will be led through a series of skill-building stations, focusing on proper training techniques and best developmental practices, which will help build a strong foundation for any female or male student-athlete,” Barber explained. “Each ‘teach and train’ station will model a unique skill, including, but not limited to, stretching, throwing, catching, kicking, hydration, running, hand-eye coordination, breathing techniques, strength improvement, and more.” 

Check-in is 2-2:45 p.m. 

Parents and guardians must check out and pick-up their participant(s) by 4:50 p.m., but families are welcome to stay for the 7-on-7 scrimmage vs. White House at 6 p.m. Food trucks will be available starting at 5 p.m. 

To register, visit For more information, email Barber at

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