The Cincinnati Bengals and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund hosted the 11th Annual Football 101 presented by Pure Romance on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Paul Brown Stadium from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.! The event included a silent auction, Chinese raffle, dinner, drinks, door prizes and a live auction.
Head Coach Marvin Lewis was joined by members of the Bengals’ coaching staff to explain the rules and nuances of football to 450 attendees* in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere. The event included hands-on demonstrations, video presentations, and VIP tours of the locker room, weight room, and playing field. The night ended with coffee, desserts and an announcement of the Chinese raffle winners.
"I love teaching this game and I do not think I’ve met a more enthusiastic and fun group of pupils than the participants that attend Football 101,” said Coach Lewis. "I look forward to recognizing our Pink Football Award winner every year as it is an inspiration to myself and all the attendees.”
The Football 101 participants rotated through four stations:
- Classroom – Bengals coaches breakdown film and teach offensive and defensive tendencies, breakdowns in coverage, various plays and a variety of other things they go over with their players while preparing for a game.
- Chalk Talk – Bengals coaches teach plays in the locker room.
- Offensive Drills – Offensive coaches lead the participants through offensive fundamental drills and teach the women how to kick a field goal.
- Defensive Drills – Hitting the sled and tackling dummies are just a couple of the drills that were conducted under the watchful eyes of the defensive coaches.
The participants rotated through the interactive sessions every 20 minutes then met on the field for some friendly competition.
Marvin and Peggy Lewis recognize a Breast Cancer survivor each year for her strength, courage and perseverance in overcoming the horrific disease. Congratulations to Jill Conley for winning the 2014 Pink Football Award presented by TriHealth!
*attendees must be 21 years of age or older