Thursday, August 4, 2011

Football 101 at UB

I participated in this wonderful event along with my lovely niece and two sisters-in-law, and we had a blast! We were laughing, we were sweating, we were learning about football, and we met many friendly coaches and players. Best of all, we helped in the fight against breast cancer. Football 101 is an annual event, and we plan on attending again next year with even more friends and family.

From WKBW's page:

From UB's page:

Big Turnout for Second Annual Women’s Football 101

BUFFALO, NY – Nearly 70 women attended the second annual Women's Football 101 at UB Stadium on Tuesday night. Head Coach Jeff Quinn and his staff as well as players put the women through drills and taught them the basics of football to help them better understand the game.

Proceeds from the event went to Breast Cancer Network of Western New York.

"The purpose is not only to bring more women on campus and teach them a little bit more about football at the collegiate level - but also in conjunction with our efforts to help fight breast cancer," said UB head football coach Jeff Quinn.

Women participating in the event ran drills on the field as well as sat in on nutrition and weight training seminars.

"There is no fight better than the fight to beat cancer," Football 101 Chairperson Shannon Quinn said. "What a great way for us to give back to Western New York by meeting up with these women."

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York's mission is to provide education, advocacy and support for people involved with breast cancer. For more information visit
To learn more, check out UB's page and watch the video. Hope to see you there next August!

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