2015 NFL Pro Bowl Practice
On Friday January 23rd, UNITY youth from 15 youth councils attended the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl Practice Sessions at Scottsdale Community College. Some youth and their advisors traveled for more than four hours to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
The Pro Bowl features elite players from each of the teams in the National Football League. The practice consisted of two sessions, lasting approximately one hour each. Team Irvin took the field first in their fluorescent orange colored gear and ran offensive and defensive drills. A number of players then took time to sign autographs for fans.
In between practices, lunch was provided by a McDonald’s food truck. Youth were able to enjoy a meal and share their stories about the autographs they received from various NFL players. Team Carter then took the field in their fluorescent green colored gear and ran drills, played a scrimmage, then signed autographs for the fans in attendance.
In the end, UNITY youth were able to experience the excitement of meeting professional football players and some walked away with autographs from up to 15 different players. UNITY is incredibly grateful to the NFL for providing the wristbands, t-shirts, and lunch for our native youth. We are excited to see what is to come of this partnership!