Sellout Women’s Football Event Benefits UConn Health

Football 101, 2015
Participants of the 2015 Football 101 for Women. (Credit: Steve Slade)

Fans are known as the “12th man” at football games, but last week showed that there’s a strong “12th woman” presence for UConn, too.

UConn’s football program held its Second Annual Football 101 for Women clinic Friday night at the Burton Family Football Complex and Mark R. Shenkman Center. The event was a sellout for the second straight year, with over 200 participants.

Participants learned about offensive and defensive strategy, player training, and nutrition—and also got to try kicking, passing, catching and tackling.

Proceeds of the event benefited programs for women’s cancer prevention and treatment at UConn Health.