Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Where Are They Now?

It was probably almost as important of an even in Rams history as "The Tackle", it's what a lot of Rams fans have called "The Catch". It is the incredible catch that Ricky Prohel made in the corner of the end zone that propelled us past the Bucs and into the Super Bowl. We all know it, we all remember it. Without that catch there was not going to be that amazing Super Bowl a couple of weeks later. 

So that's who we are looking to today. Ricky Prohel and what is he doing with his life?

Proehl is the owner of Proehlific Park, a spacious and indoor and outdoor facility in Greensboro, where kids from all over the region flock to develop their abilities in a long list of sports.

Proehl, whose ties to the region began as an all-star and record-breaking receiver at Wake Forest University, is not just the owner of the facility. He is involved in every facet of the business and is very much hands-on when it comes to helping kids develop and learn fundamentals.

Now that he has officially retired, the Triad is their permanent home.

While coaching his children in recreational and travel sports, he recognized the need in the Triad for a sports complex that would enable kids to learn the unlimited and priceless benefits of free play.  The premise of Proehlific Park is based on the value of free play for kids but they also offer a multitude of other programs including Family and Adult Memberships, After School Programming, Free Scholarships, Sports Performance Training,  Specific Sport Training, Year-Round Camps,  Free Concerts, Charity Events, Rec Leagues, Academic Tutoring, FCA Huddles and on and on. Through the Park,  Ricky shares the knowledge he has gained from some of the world's best coaches and athletes with Triad youth. 

As a father of three, he understands every parent wants nothing but the best for their children.  At Proehlific Park, not only is th goal to help children achieve their best athletically, but also to assist families in raising academically, spiritually, and emotionally well-rounded children.