NFL Flag Football Youth League Coming to Tulsa

Courtesy Karen Gilbert
Tulsa Crime Stoppers

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TEAMWORK: Volunteers in the Driven NFL Flag Football expereicne for youth are, from left, Lynn Casey, Robert Scott, Brian Dedeke, Donald Driver, Karen Gilbert, Reggie Osborn, Steve Anderson and Neetin Sen. In front is an up-and-coming football star Baylen Sen.

Crime Stoppers, Tulsa Police, Tulsa Fire Department, Bank of Oklahoma and former wide receiver of the Green Bay Packers Donald Driver are bringing the NFL Flag Football experience to Tulsa.

The purpose of this partnership is to inspire, educate and inspire Tulsa youth through a positive community relationship. The Driven NFL Flag Football experience is based on the principal that all kids, regardless of their zip code or skill, deserve to have access to high quality youth sports engagement.

The resulting interaction with Tulsa Police and Firefighter volunteer coaches allows area youth to participate in sport and get to know these members of the community. NFL Flag Football targets youth who face significant barriers to opportunities like these today. Whether it be transportation or funding, Driven strives to provide an equal opportunity to all children in the Tulsa community. Bank of Oklahoma is working with Driven to make a reality by providing scholarship funding to sponsor youth participants over the next three years.

Team sports like those created through this project improve interpersonal relationships within a community by teaching youth valuable lessons about teamwork. I many instances, coaches can also take on valuable roles as mentors to young people lacking role models at home.
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