The NFL’s Play 60 campaign is in Regina Saturday with three members of the Chicago Bears taking part including former Rider linebacker Jerrell Freeman and former U of R Ram Akiem Hicks.
The Bears will be staging a clinic for those who play in the Regina Youth Flag Football League.
Football Saskatchewan director of operations Mike Thomas says it is going to be a big day for the league and there is tremendous excitement over the visit from everyone ranging from officials to parents to players.
The league has grown by over 1000 over the last three years with much of the growth due to girls taking part.
On Friday night, the NFL’s first female coach–Jen Welter—will speak to those girls and their parents at an event at the University.