“I remember getting a phone call. I was away at college and first my dad told me and then I got on the phone with my mom and I will never forget that phone call as long as I live.”
—Coach Bret Bielema
Coach Bret Bielema knows first-hand what it is like when a family is affected by breast cancer. As a co-survivor, Coach Bielema wants to give back to help other women and families in the community that face a breast cancer diagnosis.
On July 31st, 2014, the Komen Ozark Affiliate will partner with Coach Bret Bielema and his staff for the inaugural Football 101, an interactive introduction to the fundamentals of college football. This fun, women only event will be held at the Fred W. Smith Football Complex from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and will offer participants the unique opportunity to tour the brand new football facilities, meet the coaching staff and learn of Coach Bielema’s personal passion to support Susan G. Komen.
“Obviously this event is important to me as my own mom battled breast cancer twice so our family knows first-hand how this disease impacts the entire family. Over the years, I have met many survivors and continue to be inspired by their strength and courage. We work hard to make this a unique experience for the participants while at the same time heightening awareness and raising funds for our local Susan G. Komen affiliate.”
The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:00 p.m. during which attendees may mingle with Coach Bielema and the coaching staff. Following the opening reception, women will be split into groups to attend sessions to include basics on the offensive and defensive plays, a question and answer period and tours of the locker room, training facilities and the weight room. Photo opportunities with the groups and survivors will cap off the event.
*Women must be 21 or older to attend.