July 6, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Montano
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 626-449-4100
Pasadena, CA – On Saturday, July 16, boys and girls ages five to 14 from Pasadena and the surrounding region are invited to attend the NCAA Football Youth Clinic hosted by the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO, a free half-day clinic of football skills and drills training at Robinson Park. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with college football coaches and student-athletes; run offensive, defensive and agility drills; learn proper techniques to promote on-field football safety; and discuss the importance of character development and good sportsmanship.
“The Rose Bowl Game is proud to partner with the NCAA Football Youth Initiative by hosting a youth clinic for the second consecutive year,” said Scott McKibben, Executive Director of the Tournament of Roses. “This is such a unique opportunity for the youth in our community to not only work on their football skills and techniques but to also learn about the value of being of a team player from top collegiate coaches and student-athletes.”
“Learning football fundamentals, proper techniques and safety is essential to youth football players’ success on the field,” said Bob Vecchione – chair, NCAA Football Youth Initiative Committee. “NCAA Football youth clinics provide an opportunity for young athletes to learn these valuable skills and more importantly, to learn the invaluable character-building and sportsmanship lessons needed to be successful off the field.”
For more information or to register for the NCAA Football Youth Clinic hosted by the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO, please visit www.ncaafootballclinics.com or call 626-449-4100 and ask to speak with Brittany Mohr.
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About NCAA Football
NCAA Football USA, Inc. represents a coalition of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA), the Football Bowl Association (FBA), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF) and serves as the collective voice to promote college football. NCAA Football is managed by IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide. For more information on NCAA Football, visit www.NCAAFootball.com.
About NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative
NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative began in 2007 when NCAA Football USA, Inc. provided $750,000 in grants, equipment and uniforms to help rebuild the New Orleans Recreation Department's youth football league following Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, NCAA Football committed $1.5 million to develop a three-pronged national youth program comprising youth clinics, apparel grants and a legacy gift. More than 25,000 young athletes have been positively impacted since the program’s inception. For more information, visit www.NCAAFootball.com/youth.
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO and various associated events. The 123rd Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed Just Imagine, will take place Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the parade, the 98th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO will kick off at 2:10 p.m. and feature an exciting match-up between two of the top collegiate football teams in the nation. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.