June 28, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- Youth football players from Albuquerque and the surrounding areas are invited to attend a free half-day clinic led by coaches and student-athletes from the University of New Mexico and area high school coaches on July 26 at UNM's Indoor Practice Facility on the south campus. The clinic is hosted by the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in partnership with NCAA Football's Youth Initiative for the third straight year.
The clinic, one of 22 being held nationwide over the summer, will give participants the opportunity to meet and work with college coaches and student-athletes to complete on-field agility drills and offensive and defensive training. Additionally, coach Bob Davie from the New Mexico Lobos will speak to the youth football players about character development and good sportsmanship, and how these skills can be used to succeed off the field and in the classroom
"This is such a special chance for the youth in our area to take part in a great athletic event," said Jeff Siembieda, executive director, New Mexico Bowl. "We're thrilled to join other bowls nationwide in providing young players the unique opportunity to learn from top student-athletes and collegiate coaches."
Registration will be open to the first 200 youth attendees ages 6-14. For additional information or to register online, visit www.GildanNewMexicoBowl.com or call the bowl office at (505) 925-5999.
NCAA Football's Youth Initiative is a $1.5 million, three-year investment that began in New Orleans in 2007. Through this program, NCAA Football strives to attract more youth participants to the game, provide them with additional motivation to pursue higher education opportunities, help them develop the necessary skills to be successful on and off the field and to help establish a new base of lifelong NCAA Football fans.