NFL ALUMNI 2018 PRO BOWL EVENTS

NFL Alumni will make its first appearance at the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl this month. Prior to kickoff, NFL Alumni is hosting a series of Pro Bowl events, including a pairings party and golf tournament, leadership seminar, tailgate party and youth girls football camp.
NFL Alumni Pro Bowl Celebrity Golf Classic
In the Celebrity-AM, groups of four are paired with a celebrity captain to compete in a team scramble tournament to benefit Gateway for Cancer Research and support NFL Alumni’s mission of “Caring For Our Own and Caring For Kids.” This charitable event includes the rare opportunity to tee up and play 18 holes with celebrated NFL alumni at the Jack Nicklaus signature-designed New Course, which provides a Scottish links masterpiece, at the acclaimed Villas of Grand Cypress. This is a handicap based tournament and all winners’ handicaps are subject to verification, and only teams with verified handicaps from all five members will be eligible for the first, second, or third prize.

Celebrity Captains Scheduled to Attend:

Kellen Winslow – HOF

Chris Doleman – HOF

Jack Youngblood – HOF

Darryl Talley – 2X Pro Bowler

Fernando Smith – former DE

Isaac Byrd – former WR

Ron Jaworski – Pro Bowl QB, former ESPN NFL analyst

Bart Oates – NFLA President, 3X Super Bowl Champion

The NFL Alumni Celebrity Golf Classic is a Super Bowl of Golf qualifying tournament. The winning team will proudly represent the NFL Alumni Pro Bowl tournament at the 2018 Super Bowl of Golf at TPC Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.

 

Leadership Seminar for Orange County Public School Foundation
NFL Alumni and the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools are pleased to host the Make a Splash Leadership Seminar to support NFLA’s mission “Caring for Kids” and the Foundation for OCPS’ purpose “Investing in children today to strengthen our community tomorrow.” This Seminar will feature keynote speakers and NFL alumni partaking in panel discussions with students from the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools’ My Brother’s Keeper and Find Your Voice programs. Topics of discussion will include leadership, resisting peer pressure, self-esteem, and much more! There will also be an Adult Mentor session that will include discussions on the importance of giving back to the community, strategies for building genuine relationships, and the benefits and challenges of mentoring.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Jen Welter- First female NFL Coach

Santana Moss- Pro Bowl WR

Max Starks- Super Bowl Champion

Sisaundra Lewis- Singer/songwriter and Top 8 finalist for season 6 of The Voice

Dr. James Lawson- Minority Achievement Officer for Orange County Public Schools

Dr. Ella Thompson- Executive Area Director, Minority Achievement Office, Orange County Public Schools
Make A Splash Tailgate
NFL Alumni and Foundation for Orange County Public Schools are pleased to host the Make a Splash Tailgate Party to raise funds to support NFLA’s mission “Caring for Kids” and the Foundation for the OCPS’ purpose “Investing in children today to strengthen our community tomorrow.”  Proceeds from this two-part event will benefit Find Your Voice, My Brother’s Keeper, City Year Orlando, and the NFL Alumni Association.

This Tailgate party will feature chalk talk sessions with NFL alumni, autograph opportunities, silent auction, football skills games for kids, a beer garden for attendees over the age of 21 and much more!

Celebrities Scheduled to Attend:

Bart Oates- 3X Super Bowl Champion

Kellen Winslow Sr.- HOF

Chris Doleman- HOF

Dwight Stephenson- HOF

Jack Youngblood- HOF

Santana Moss- Pro Bowl WR

 

GRRRidiron Girls Flag Football Camp
NFL Alumni is co-hosting an all-girls football camp with the first female NFL coach, Jen Welter, down in Orlando during Pro Bowl as one of the stops on her 12-city tour. These camps are focused on encouraging and empowering girls ages 6-16. The girls will also receive in-depth training from former NFL players.

Dr. Jen Welter is widely known as a trailblazer in the world of professional football. Her highly decorated 14-year career in women’s professional football gave her the foundation to be the first woman to play running back in a men’s professional football league and become the first female coach in the NFL, coaching inside linebackers for the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL Alumni Pro Bowl Week Events

Thursday, January 25th: iLifestyle Pairings Party To Benefit NFL Alumni
Location: Itta Bena (9101 International Dr #2210, Orlando, FL 32819)
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nfl-alumni-celebrity-golf-classic-pro-bowl-tickets-38850265189

Friday, January 26th: NFL Alumni Pro Bowl Celebrity Golf Classic
Location: Villas of Grand Cypress (1 N Jacaranda St, Orlando, FL 32836)
Time: 8:00 AM Shotgun Start
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nfl-alumni-celebrity-golf-classic-pro-bowl-tickets-38850265189

Saturday, January 27th: Leadership Seminar for Orange County Public School Foundation
Location: Seaworld – Ports of Call (7007 Seaworld Dr, Orlando, FL 32821)
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-splash-leadership-seminar-pro-bowl-tickets-41280095878

Saturday, January 27th: Make A Splash Tailgate
Location: Seaworld – Pavilion (7007 Seaworld Dr, Orlando, FL 32821)
Time: 11:00 AM
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-splash-tailgate-party-pro-bowl-tickets-41280592363

Sunday, January 28: GRRRidiron Girls Flag Football Camp
Location: Lake Highland Preparatory School (901 Highland Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803)
Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration Link: https://www.jenwelter.com/

Tickets to these events are available on NFLAlumni.org/events. Tickets to the 2018 Pro Bowl game are on sale now at ProBowl.com.

Media Coverage: If you are interested in covering these events, please contact Julie Nelson, julie.nelson@nflalumni.org or call (973) 241-4935.

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ABOUT NFL ALUMNI
The National Football League Alumni is a non-profit organization comprised mainly of retired National Football League players, coaches, professionals, and avid fans. The focus of NFL Alumni is to serve, assist and inform players in their post-NFL lives. The Alumni offers a variety of medical, financial and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive and connected.  With its dual mission of “Caring For Our Own & Caring For Kids,” NFL Alumni is an advocate for all former players while also engaging them to give back to their communities by raising funds for youth charities. NFL Alumni members are organized into chapters around the country. With a history going back to 1967, the NFL Alumni’s fundraising efforts typically raise millions of dollars per year for charity. For more information please visit www.nflalumni.org.

ABOUT ILIFESTYLE GLOBAL
iLIFESTYLE Global is an Orlando-based, marketing and promotions company with the focus of giving back.  They pride themselves on raising additional funds and awareness for various charities globally.  They are socially engaged, intimately involved in the community and have a passion in giving back! The name, iLIFESTYLE, reflects on the organization’s focus and dedication. As a business, they continue to “reflect the attitudes and values” of the organizations they serve. The way of life or style we choose to live in is a constant reminder that their company is not only in the people business but in the GIVING mindset as well. For more information, please visit: http://www.ilifestyleglobal.com
ABOUT GATEWAY FOR CANCER RESEARCH
“Our mission instills a sense of urgency to accelerate the pace of cancer research,” said Teresa Hall Bartels, president, Gateway for Cancer Research. “Our dedication to investing in novel patient-centric approaches, combined with the increasing rate of treatment advances, leads us to believe that together we can conquer cancer in our lifetime.”

Gateway for Cancer Research℠ is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding innovative cancer research that helps people living with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY! Thanks to generous underwriting, 99 cents of every dollar Gateway receives directly funds Phase I and Phase II cancer clinical trials at leading research institutions across the country and abroad. Since 1991, Gateway has supported more than 150 clinical trials and funded over $70 million in breakthrough cancer research. Get involved today by visiting www.GatewayCR.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/demandcures and join the conversation on Twitter at @DemandCures, #BeAGateway.

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION
Established in 1987, the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (FOCPS) serves the 10th largest public school system in the nation and supports more than 200,000 students and 13,000 teachers in 188 schools. The Foundation’s 24 member board of directors is committed to public education and brings both breadth and depth in knowledge and skills from the business community and education sector. The board confers transparency, accountability and business acumen to the Foundation, which impacts the education programs and initiatives it seeks to support and gives donors confidence in their investments.

ABOUT FIND YOUR VOICE
Find Your Voice (FYV) is a leadership and mentorship program that engages young girls in activities that align with the vision “to empower girls in finding their voice and identifying their purpose to become impactful everyday leaders”. The brainchild of singer/songwriter Sisaundra Lewis and developed in cooperation with Orange County Public Schools’ Minority Achievement Office, Find Your Voice utilizes its core values of “V.O.I.C.E- Value, Overcome, Integrity, Commitment and Enthusiasm” to help young women find their inner strength and build a sense of identity to have a voice in their communities. FYV assists in decreasing the achievement gap by supporting young girls through mentorship and the power of sisterhood. Currently active in seven middle schools and two high schools, this new program is poised for expansion.

ABOUT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is a national initiative that addresses persistent opportunity gaps faced by young men of color. MBK aims to ensure that all young people reach their full potential. OCPS has accepted President Obama’s challenge to participate in the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. This district-wide response focuses on recruiting 500 male mentors for our young males of color. The program is open to boys who could benefit from strong male mentor support and role models. Academics and social aspects are discussed with career implications. Regular meetings are encouraged to help to motivate boys to successful opportunities.

ABOUT JEN WELTER
Dr. Jen Welter is the first female NFL coach of the Arizona Cardinals who is committed to increasing access and opportunities in for women in football. Welter is also a 14-year women’s pro player and two-time Team USA gold medalist. Her message has been widely acclaimed and well received on worldwide platforms that speak to audiences from global enterprising companies, top performing schools, brand nonprofits, top ranked performance enhancement facilities and professional sports teams. For more information, please visit www.jenwelter.com.

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