WHO: *460 Baltimore-area youth football players *
Area boys and girls will compete in the round-robin, single-day *NFL FLAG powered by USA Football Regional Tournament, coordinated by USA Football and the Baltimore Ravens. The winning teams from each age bracket (9-10 coed; 11-12 coed; 13-14 boys; 13-14 girls) advance to the NFL FLAG National Championships on Feb. 8, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The tournament features players from local NFL FLAG teams along with squads from Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.* *
Other NFL teams hosting NFL FLAG powered by USA Football Regional Tournaments in 2013 include the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. The first of the eight regionals took place this summer in Austin, Texas.
WHEN: *Saturday, *Oct. 26, 2013
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Paul's School for Girls
11232 Falls Rd
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Media members, photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend the event and interview participants.
NFL FLAG powered by USA Football promotes physical fitness and teaches the sport's values and life skills on and off the field to nearly 230,000 young people. A non-contact version of traditional football offered for boys and girls ages 5-17 in cities across the country, the program emphasizes fun, safety, teamwork, self-esteem, discipline and goal-setting.
USA Football is the sport's national governing body in the United States and the official youth football development partner of the NFL, the Saints and each of the league's other 31 teams.
For more information on NFL FLAG powered by USA Football visit www.NFLFLAG.com.
About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football (usafootball.com) is the sport's national governing body, leading the game's development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, partners with leading medical organizations and collaborates with football stakeholders for a better, safer game through coaching education and player skill advancement.