June 10: Football 101
The Kelly Cares Foundation, a charity founded by University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and his wife, Paqui, will co-host the fifth edition of the highly touted Football 101 from 5-10 p.m. on June 10 on the University campus.
June 10, 2014
University of Notre Dame
Football 101 gives women at least 21 years old a tutorial session on football basics, an opportunity to meet the Notre Dame football coaching staff, learn Fighting Irish football trivia and enjoy an upscale taste of area restaurants. Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex (football headquarters) and LaBar Practice Complex (football practice fields).
Following check-in near the Guglielmino Athletics Complex (affectionately known as The Gug – pronounced GOOG), a reception will occur from 5-6:30 p.m. on the grounds of The Gug. Drinks and appetizers will be provided by some of Michiana’s top restaurants, plus patrons will be able to meet Notre Dame’s coaching staff and browse through items for the evening’s raffle.
After the reception, participants will be split into groups and travel from station to station. The Fighting Irish coaching staff will teach the basics of football form and technique, including passing, catching and kicking footballs, on the LaBar practice fields. Inside the Gug, other members of the coaching staff will teach the fundamental X's and O's of the game, helping participants learn concepts such as how missed blocks and route running can make the difference between a sack and a touchdown. The evening concludes with the entertaining fashion show of athletic gear and football equipment.
Proceeds from Football 101 benefit breast cancer prevention, awareness and early detection initiatives chosen by Kelly Cares Foundation.
Registration must be completed prior to the event and is limited to 600 participants. Each of the previous three events sold out, so women interested in attending are encouraged to sign up soon. Click here to register.