Tue, Jun 04, 2013
MOBILE, AL – Having already hosted its annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in March, its first-ever NFL Draft party in April, and co-hosted a celebrity golf tournament with the GoDaddy Bowl in May, the Senior Bowl continues its active ‘offseason’ in the coming months with a handful of community events.
“Our goal at the Senior Bowl has been to create opportunities for people in the Mobile area to get involved and participate with us throughout the year as we strive to become a vibrant piece of our community,” said Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage.
JUNE: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
On June 15, Senior Bowl staff and committee members will team-up with Habitat for Humanity for its first ever Community Outreach Day. The media is invited to join the Senior Bowl staff, as it rebuilds and fixes several homes around the Mobile area.
“To partner with Habitat for Humanity and have our staff and volunteers go out and have a hands-on work day to help some of our neighbors in need will be one of the highlights of our year,” Savage said.
JULY: ALL-SKILLS CAMP/FAMILY FUN DAY
In July, the Senior Bowl will join forces with the Mobile BayBears and present an ‘All-Skills’ Camp and Family Fun Day as a kickoff to the Mobile Youth Football Conference and City of Mobile Recreation Department preseason practices.
Savage and a staff of youth football coaches will conduct a camp for area youth football players and the Senior Bowl will provide inflatables, clowns, face painters and plenty of interactive events for children – not to mention free hot dogs and drinks.
The Family Fun Day will be held at Hank Aaron Stadium from 2:00pm-7:00pm with the “All-Skills” Camp taking place from 3:30pm-5:30pm. All camp participants will be recognized in a “Parade of Champions” prior to the opening pitch between the Mobile BayBears and Montgomery Biscuits at 7:05pm.
“This will be our 2nd annual youth football camp and we are really looking forward to helping the players get their seasons started off in a big way at The Hank,” Savage said. “And to have the BayBears hosting the event will certainly make this a special day for the kids and their families.”
“The BayBears organization is excited to team up with the Senior Bowl to host this year’s event,” said BayBears President Bill Shanahan. “Hank Aaron Stadium should be a wonderful venue to host the All Skills Camp and Family Fun Day, providing great fun for all the youth football players.”
JULY: HIGH SCHOOL CAMP
On July 26-27, the Senior Bowl will host a free NFL High School Player Development Camp at Lipscomb Stadium in Mobile.
The NFL High School Player Development (HSPD) program addresses challenges facing high school football programs across the country. HSPD serves as a free resource for both high school players and coaches. The program emphasizes safety and concussion awareness, character development and skills, as well as football fundamentals.
“We are so thankful that the National Football League and National Guard provide this format across the country and, particularly, here in Mobile,” said Savage. “Last year, 200 area high school players participated and we expect that number to double in 2013.”
AUGUST: ‘GIRLS OF FALL’
On Thursday, August 22, the Senior Bowl and AL.com will co-host the first-ever “Girls of Fall: A Night of Food, Fashion and Football.” The event is designed to give women an inside look at the rules of the game, the strategy behind the X’s and O’s, tailgating and party tips and the most up-to-date clothing looks for the upcoming season. The cost will be $20 for each participant with all proceeds going to Senior Bowl charities.
“We are absolutely thrilled to work with AL.com to provide a comprehensive look at the game of football for the women in our area,” Savage said. “Our expectation is that this will become a must-attend event to kick off every football season in the future.”
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