Courtesy of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl
- Youth football players from Albuquerque and the surrounding areas are
invited to attend a free half-day clinic led by coaches and
student-athletes from the University of New Mexico and Eastern New
Mexico Thursday, July 28, at UNM’s Indoor Practice Facility on the south
campus. The clinic is hosted by the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in
partnership with NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative for the third-straight
The clinic, one of 22 being held nationwide over the
summer, will give participants the opportunity to meet and work with
college coaches and student-athletes to complete on-field agility drills
and offensive and defensive training. Additionally, coach Mike
Locksley from the New Mexico Lobos will speak to the youth football
players about character development and good sportsmanship, and how
these skills can be used to succeed off the field and in the classroom.
is such a special chance for the youth in our area to take part in a
great athletic event,” said Jeff Siembieda, executive director, New
Mexico Bowl. “We’re thrilled to join other bowls nationwide in
providing young players the unique opportunity to learn from top
student-athletes and collegiate coaches.”
Registration will be
open to the first 200 youth attendees ages 6-14. For additional
information or to register online, visit www.GildanNewMexicoBowl.com or
call the bowl office at (505) 925-5999.
NCAA Football’s Youth
Initiative is a $1.5 million, three-year investment that began in New
Orleans in 2007. Through this program, NCAA Football strives to attract
more youth participants to the game, provide them with additional
motivation to pursue higher education opportunities, help them develop
the necessary skills to be successful on and off the field and to help
establish a new base of lifelong NCAA Football fans.
About the Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Gildan New Mexico Bowl will kick off the collegiate bowl season for the
third year, airing on ESPN and ESPN HD at noon MST (2 p.m. EST) from
the University Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, December 17.
For the sixth year, the game is scheduled to include a team from the
Mountain West Conference, and for the first time, a Pac-12 team will be
the opponent. Tickets, ranging from $25-$40, are available now at the
University of New Mexico ticket office by calling 505-925-5626 or the
New Mexico Bowl office at 505-925-5999.
About NCAA Football
Football USA, Inc. represents a coalition of the American Football
Coaches Association (AFCA), the Collegiate Commissioners Association
(CCA), the Football Bowl Association (FBA), the National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Collegiate
Athletics Association (NCAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF)
and serves as the collective voice to promote college football. Visit
www.NCAAFootball.com for more information, and find our Youth Initiative
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ncaafootballyouth.