June 25, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and his wife Paqui co-hosted Football 101 Thursday, June 24 from 5:00-10:00 pm on Notre Dame's campus.
Football 101 gave women at least 21 years old an opportunity to meet the Notre Dame football coaching staff, learn fun facts about Fighting Irish football and enjoy an upscale taste of South Bend. Participants also got a behind-the-scenes look at Notre Dame Stadium and the Guglielmino Athletics Complex.
Admission to the event was $104 per person and paid registration included admission to all evening activities and a souvenir pink adidas Notre Dame football jersey. The event was limited to 300 participants. Proceeds benefitted breast cancer prevention, awareness and early detection initiatives.
Following check-in, a reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. took place inside the Notre Dame Stadium locker room. Drinks and snacks were provided and patrons were able to meet Notre Dame's coaching staff and browse through items for the evening's raffle and auction.
At 7:00 pm, participants exited the locker room, slapped the "Play Like A Champion Today" sign, on their way to the tunnel before running out onto the field at Notre Dame Stadium. Once on the field, the Fighting Irish coaching staff taught the basics of football form and technique.
Football 101 then moved to the Guglielmino Athletics Complex at 7:45 pm to learn the basic X's and O's with the coaches in the position meeting rooms and learned more about how missed blocks and route-running can make the difference between a sack and a touchdown.
The evening concluded with a fashion show of athletic gear and football equipment from 9:30-10:00 pm with former Notre Dame football player and current ESPN radio and television personality Mike Golic serving as Master of Ceremonies.