Brian And Paqui Kelly Set To Host Football 101

June 21, 2010

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and his wife Paqui will co-host Football 101 Thursday, June 24 from 5:00-10:00 pm on Notre Dame’s campus.

Football 101 will give 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 will also get a behind-the-scenes look at Notre Dame Stadium and the Guglielmino Athletics Complex.

Admission to the event is $104 per person and paid registration includes admission to all evening activities and a souvenir pink adidas Notre Dame football jersey. The event is limited to 300 participants and walk-up registrations will NOT be accepted. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer prevention, awareness and early detection initiatives.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and workout attire as they will participate in a series of light on-the-field drills and instruction provided by the Notre Dame football coaching staff.

Following check-in at the north side gate of Notre Dame Stadium (tunnel entrance), a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm will occur inside the Notre Dame Stadium locker room. Drinks and snacks will be provided and patrons will be able to meet Notre Dame’s coaching staff and browse through items for the evening’s raffle and auction.

At 7:00 pm, participants will exit the locker room, slapping 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 will teach the basics of football form and technique.

Football 101 moves 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 to learn more about how missed blocks and route-running can make the difference between a sack and a touchdown.

The evening concludes 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.