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Coach for the Cure comes back with a roar at colleges across the country

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As 15-year-old Seth Cate explains it, the best day in his life so far was the day the Maryville College football team huddled him in a play that had him not only in possession of the ball but barreling down the field and scoring a touchdown.

“It was a couple of years ago and it was the best feeling ever,” said Seth from his home in suburban Knoxville Tennessee, the teenager was able to have that exhilarating experience thanks to Maryville College’s participation in the Coach to Cure MD, a game-day charity partnership between the American Football Coaches Association and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy to bring awareness to the rare and aggressive form of muscular dystrophy.

Cate Tammy, a graduate of Maryville, says the disease is primarily found in boys at around six years of age, striking them progressively in their prime of their ability to participate in athletics of all forms, “Which is why having college football programs across the country draw awareness to the disease, through the patches they will wear at the game is so powerful.”

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