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NFL Youth Flag Football League Hosted by the U of M, Crookston Golden Eagles
August 10, 2007

Contact: Natasha Kuhle, assistant athletic director, 218-281-8423 (kuhle007@umn.edu), Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu) , Kathryn Webster, University Relations intern, 218-281-8432 (webst183@umn.edu)


CROOKSTON, Minn. (August 10, 2007) –Join the University of Minnesota, Crookston Golden Eagles and the National Football League (NFL) for the first NFL Youth Flag Football League starting Sunday, September 9, 2007 on the campus.

 

The U of M, Crookston, Crookston Park and Recreation and NFL are teaming up to provide an outreach program for the area’s youth. The league is open to youth in grades three and four and will be coached by the U of M, Crookston Golden Eagle Football team.

 

The NFL Youth Flag Football program at the U of M, Crookston will have eight teams. The league runs for 6 weeks and concludes with play-offs and a “super bowl” on Oct. 21. All games will be played on Sundays beginning at 1 p.m.

 

Each player will receive their own official Youth NFL football jersey, NFL flags, a signed NFL Certificate of Excellence signed by the Commissioner of the NFL and a chance to win an official NFL football.   Former U of M, Crookston standout football player and current Golden Eagle Football coach Justin Schreiber will assist with the league as well as others from the Golden Eagle Football staff.

 

Flyers can be picked up from the U of M, Crookston Athletic Department, Crookston City Hall, Hugo’s and Subway or can be downloaded at http://athletics.UMCrookston.edu. For more information or questions, contact Natasha Kuhle, assistant athletic director at 218-281-8423 (kuhle007@umn.edu).

 

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