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Rocky Hill School to Host Leadership and Sportsmanship Conference with Keynote Speaker Joe Andruzzi

Rocky Hill School has been awarded a grant from the Rhode Island Interscholastic League to present Leadership and Sportsmanship in Athletics, a workshop for rising ninth grade students. The conference will be held at the Rocky Hill School campus on Saturday, January 23 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

The goal of the program is for current high school student athletes and adult mentors to lead a series of workshops that encourage middle school athletes to pursue sports and leadership in upper school and to learn skills and techniques that will help them be better teammates. The program, designed by Rocky Hill School senior Allison DeGerlia, includes four workshops, lunch, and an address by keynote speaker Joe Andruzzi, the former Patriots offensive guard whose football career was cut short when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2007. Andruzzi still works as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Patriots and he founded the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which helps families battling cancer with financial and emotional support. Students from Cole Middle School, Saint Michael's Country Day School, The Pennfield School and The Gordon School have been invited to participate.

The public is welcome to attend the keynote address. Reservations are required. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Please register online here.