Thornton to host clinic in Pennsylvania

Chivas USA goalkeeper will offer soccer education to at-risk youth

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Harrisburg, Pa. – The JT Dorsey Foundation, a nonprofit that offers social and education programs to local youth, will team up with Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton to host a "goalkeeper clinic" for boys and girls aged 10 through 18.

The clinic, which is also being sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Youth Soccer League, will take place at Twin Ponds West, 200 Lambs Gap Road, Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Saturday, December 18th, 2010. Thornton, along with CPYSL Director of Coaching and Player Development, John Gregg, will offer specialized goalie training to youth aged 10 through 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and youth aged 14 through 18 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thornton is ecstatic about the opportunity to share the goalkeeping techniques that have catapulted his own soccer career. "It's exciting to put something like this together with such an experienced staff and be able to offer it to the kids in the area," he said. "The collaboration between the JTDF and CPYSL continues to grow and create new and exciting experiences."

The JT Dorsey Foundation is a Harrisburg, Pa.-based non-profit organization that provides services to at-risk youth and their families in the areas of education and wellness.Founded by retired professional soccer player Julian "JT" Dorsey, the JTDF strives to nurture and educate children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives.