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Chick-fil-A Bowl to host NCAA Football Youth Clinic

Free clinic will highlight football fundamentals and character development

ATLANTA (July 8, 2013) – Atlanta-area youth, ages 5-14, are invited to attend a free, half-day NCAA Football Youth Clinic from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 13 at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.

The clinic will focus on both athletic and personal development and is being hosted by the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the NCAA Youth Football Initiative.

“Our mission is to support football at all levels and to create memorable experiences while doing so,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “By hosting the NCAA Football Youth Clinic, we’ll be doing both of those things while honing these young players’ skills on the field and in life.” 

Instruction from college coaches will provide participants the opportunity to run offensive, defensive and agility drills; learn proper techniques that promote on-field safety; and stress the importance of character and sportsmanship on and off the field. 

Area coaches participating in the clinic will represent universities, including Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. 

“Learning football fundamentals, proper technique and safety is essential to youth football players’ success on the field,” said Bob Vecchione – chair, NCAA Football Youth Initiative Committee. “NCAA Football youth clinics provide an opportunity for young athletes to learn these valuable skills and more importantly, to learn the invaluable character-building and sportsmanship lessons needed to be successful off the field.” 

The clinic will be held at Lakewood Stadium, just south of Atlanta, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with a limited number of clinic reservations available.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit or call 404-586-1923. 


About the Chick-fil-A Bowl
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and hosts the longest-running rivalry series between the ACC and SEC. Now in its 46th year, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has established itself as one of the nation’s elite bowl games with a string of 16 consecutive sellouts and has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the nation. Fifty-six percent of its games have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has disbursed more than $117 million in team payouts over its 45-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $15 million to organizations in need since 2002. Other events under the Chick-fil-A Bowl brand include the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament each spring and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game season-opening game over Labor Day weekend.More information about the Chick-fil-A Bowl and its events is available at For news, updates and insider information, follow us on Twitter at @ChickfilABowl or find us on Facebook at

About NCAA Football
NCAA 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 Athletic Association(NCAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF) and serves as the collective voice to promote college football. NCAA Football is managed by IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide. For moreinformation on NCAA Football, visit

About NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative
NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative began in 2007 when NCAA Football USA, Inc. provided $750,000 in grants, equipment and uniforms to help rebuild the New Orleans Recreation Department's youth football league following Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, NCAA Football committed $1.5 million to develop a three-pronged national youth program comprising youth clinics, apparel grants and a legacy gift. More than 30,000 young athletes have been positively impacted since the program’s inception. For more information, visit


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