Miami, Florida – 50 young athletes had a ball in a Miami park.
The Gridiron Girls Flag Football Camp welcomed dozens of girls to learn from the pros.
Sunday the young players took the field at Charles Hadley Park.
The first woman to hold an NFL coaching position, Dr. Jen Welter, joined other league alumni to give the girls one-on-one coaching, in order to advance both on and off the field.
“What we are trying to do is get the younger girls involved in sports activities, because what’s going on now is, girls are able to get into college with a flag football scholarship,” said Ethel Davis, site coordinator for the Liberty City Optimists Club, “so we are trying to get them involved to flag football to potentially help them advance in their lives.”
Camillus House and several organizations collaborated to make the camp available.