This is a one-of-a-kind girls’ night out at Paul Brown Stadium: learn the fundamentals of the game while supporting a great cause!
Football 101 presented by Pure Romance
The 13th annual Football 101 2016 took place on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:30-9:30 pm at Paul Brown Stadium!
What happens at Football 101?
- FUN! 450 ladies make this the GNO of the year! They bid on outstanding silent and live auction items, score some great swag at our sponsors’ booths, play games, and have an unforgettable experience.
- FOOD! They boost their energy with fantastic fare from several buffet stations, sip signature cocktails, such as the famous Tigertini and Super Bowl Slammer, and enjoy late night coneys and Gigi’s cupcakes!
- FOOTBALL! They learn from the best! Bengals coaches are on hand to teach football skills, such as passing, field goal kicking, and game strategy. They visit the locker room, weight room, put on a uniform and practice game drills.
- PHILANTHROPY! 450 of Cincinnati’s best female Bengals fans support the Marvin Lewis Community Fund while having a blast!
Pink Football Award presented by TriHealth
The 12th annual “Pink Football Award” presented by TriHealth, the MLCF, and the Cincinnati Bengals, was awarded to an outstanding breast cancer survivor for her strength, courage and perseverance in battling the devastating disease. We were thrilled to present the award to Jamie Hoffpauir.
At the age of 33 and six months pregnant with her second child, Jamie Hoffpauir was diagnosed with an aggressive, stage 3 breast cancer. Over the course of 12 months she went through chemotherapy, a cesarean section, a radical mastectomy, radiation, more chemotherapy, and finally bilateral reconstruction. More than anyone should have to ever tackle in a lifetime, much less a year. With little or no complaints, Jamie not only endured treatment but successfully delivered a happy healthy baby boy.
Jamie’s career was centered around the health and fitness industry, but during her diagnosis she noticed the cancer began to make her feel out of place. “I was always known as a good trainer and instructor. Then, suddenly, I was just known as the trainer who had cancer,” she shared. Jamie refused to let her diagnosis define her, fighting her illness by means of physical fitness and staying positive. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she went straight back to exercising, training and even opened her own fitness studio and developed a line of athletic apparel suited for breast cancer survivors.
“Jamie is one of those few people you come in contact with in life that leave a lasting impression forever. Her infectious personality, exuding energy and optimism has touched so many people. Her desire to make a positive impact within the cancer circle by bridging fitness and health for survivors is very effective. She is a true ambassador on this front and is changing lives.” – Close friend, colleague and personal trainer of Jamie.
Jamie was also a founding member of the Pink Ribbon Girls and is active in other organizations, as well. We are honored to award Jamie Hoffpauir with the 2016 Pink Football award.
2016 by the numbers:
- 13th annual event
- 450 women attended
- $211,000 raised
- 1 amazing Pink Football Award winner
- 20 Bengals coaches
- 50 footballs used
- 10 Knockerballs
- 1 broken pinky
- 1 giant tumble