April 1, 2009

Williams To Speak At Farnam House Event

April 1, 2009

Tom Williams, the Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Yale Football, is the guest speaker for the Farnam Neighborhood House's Sports Celebrity Breakfast on Thursday, April 30, from 7:15 to 9 at Amarante's Sea Cliff (62 Cove Street) in New Haven.

This is the organization's second annual sports celebrity breakfast. All proceeds will be used to benefit the children and youth programs which impact over 2,000 children, teens and families. Tables are purchased by organizations or businesses. A representative from each table will serve as waiter/waitress of the day and collect tips from the guests which go to the Farnam Neighborhood House.

Williams, who took over the Yale program in January after serving as a coach for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, is the 33rd coach in the illustrious history of the sport in New Haven. He coached collegiate athletes for 11 years before joining the pro ranks. His Bulldogs begin spring practices on Monday, April 6, and play an April 25 Blue-White Game in preparation for a 2009 season that opens in September.

This year the program also includes the presentation of the "Polly Sweeten Excellence in Sports Award." The first recipient of this honor is Tracy Claxton, who coached a Farnam team and played on three state title squads at Wilbur Cross before winning a 1985 national title at Old Dominion.

If you would like to attend this event, please contact Diane Church at (203) 562-9194.

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