Off to the NFL Experience

Special Olympics Louisiana athletes have been selected to take part in a NFL Flag Challenger clinic as part of the NFL Experience Driven by GMC on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd.

The NFL PLAY 60 YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINICS AT NFL EXPERIENCE DRIVEN BY GMC will host more than 3,000 children. Attendees will learn flag football, sportsmanship and teamwork from current and former NFL players and USA Football staff. All NFL PLAY 60 youth football clinics will take place at the clinic fields within NFL Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd.). For more information on the NFL Experience, click here

Flag Football SSG 2011

NFL Experience

As most of you know, February 3rd is Super Bowl Sunday.  Arguably, the biggest sporting event of the year.  But what you may not know is that Special Olympics Louisiana athletes will have the chance to attend a clinic hosted by the NFL on that same day!

Athletes will get to participate in a clinic type atmosphere where they will learn flag football drills and get to scrimmage against each other.

Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for more info and pictures from this event!

Athletes Learn the Game

As most of you know the NCAA Final 4 is in New Orleans this year.  Four of the best teams in college hoops competed on Saturday, with the Kentucky Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks prevailing as the teams to play in the championship tonight!  Before the the championship tonight in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, we wanted to share a couple of pictures from the clinic some of our athletes attended yesterday sponsored by the NCAA.  Our athletes were given the chance to learn from some of the best college coaches across the country including University of New Orleans Head Coach Mark Slessigner.  Other universities represented were George Washington and St. Paul’s to name a few…

Our athletes were put through drills such as passing, catching, shooting, and dribbling to better understand the game.  After the drills, our athletes competed against the coaches in a full-court game!

Many thanks to all of the coaches, Special Olympics North America staff, The New Orleans Convention Center, and the NCAA for hosting Special Olympics Louisiana!