Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation offers chance to play at Sun Life Stadium

Have you ever dreamed of playing football in a professional stadium? Now is your chance!

Teams are forming for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Touch of Football event taking place on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Players will have the opportunity to show their skills on the field of Sun Life Stadium, where many professional players make their NFL debut.

Teams participating in CCFA’s Touch of Football event, will consist of 7 to 15 male and female players, who will compete in a 7-on-7 flag tournament officiated by professional level referees. Games will be 25 minutes long with double elimination. Each team will be guaranteed at least two games and will participate in a rookie mini camp with passing, kicking and receiving drills in between games.

“We are very excited to host this new event,” said Amy Gray, executive director for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Florida Chapter. “Many South Floridians are avid football fans. What better way to raise funds and create awareness than to invite the community to play football in an NFL stadium.”

Teams participating in the tournament will have a fundraising goal of $3,500. Moneys raised will support CCFA’s research efforts and support for those diagnosed with Crohn’s, colitis or other digestive diseases. Team entries also will include uniforms, tours of the stadium (including the locker room), and prizes for the first, second, and top fundraising teams.

General admission tickets are available for $25 and include lunch. Following the tournament, a VIP cocktail reception will tke place in the Dolphin’s player locker rooms. For $125 guests will be treated to an incredible cocktail reception with a behind- the-scenes tour of Sun Life Stadium. For those not participating in the tournament, this ticket will include lunch and spectator admission to the tournament.

Co-chairs of this event are Deryk and Kyle Konhauzer.

For more information, to register, or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Keytia Ortiz at 1-646-430-0559, send email to, or visit ball

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