Football 101 for Women

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 --- 8:50pm

What do you get when you take 300 women, throw in the UW Badgers football team, and let them all run loose in Camp Randall? An event few words can do justice to.

Welcome to Football 101 for Women. The annual event is led by Badger football players and coaches, and is strictly for the ladies.

"It's a tremendous opportunity for us and it puts a smile on my face, I know that” Coach Gary Andersen tells NBC 15.

From punting to throwing to getting down and dirty on the field, these women are out to prove it's not just a guy's sport.

"This type of environment, filled with a lot of women, it's kind of cool. But then again, I'm kind of creeped out a little bit as to what they're going to ask me” jokes Corey Clement, a sophomore running back for UW.

But the battle goes well beyond the football field. Proceeds from the event helps in the fight against breast cancer, with every penny staying right here in South Central Wisconsin, heading to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

"The players and the coaches love being a part of this. They love being able to give back. They love being able to help women how have been affected by this disease” says Michelle Heitzinger, executive director of the South Central Wisconsin Affiliate Office for Susan G. Komen.

The event also included a player Q&A, plus a behind-the-scenes tour of Camp Randall.

For information on the event and when you can register for Football 101 for Women 2015, head to:

http://www.info-komen.org/site/Calendar;jsessionid=8B70855F237698E10D9464531FF09B53.app352b?view=Detail&id=12553


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