This year’s NFL 101 will include a wide array of activities including the NFL 101 Skills Challenge (catch passes from an NFL quarterback, throwing competition and field goal kicking challenge), an NFL equipment demonstration and locker room tour that includes official uniform displays for all 32 NFL teams. The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers will also be hosting FanFests on the field. After a cocktail reception and Wolfgang Puck catered dinner, guests will enjoy a preview of the upcoming season from current and former NFL players, coaches and sports agents.

Confirmed participants include: Brian Billick, former head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, and current Fox and NFL Network analyst; Jerricho Cotchery, Wide Receiver, New York Jets; Marvin Demoff, Sports Agent; David Dunn, Sports Agent, Athletes First; Herman Edwards, former head coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, and current ESPN NFL analyst; Rich Eisen, Host, NFL Network; Peter King, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, reporter for NBC’s “Football Night in America” and Host, Sirius NFL Radio; Andrea Kremer, reporter for NBC Sports (including “Sunday Night Football”), correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports” and event emcee; Rod Martin, former linebacker, Oakland Raiders; Mike Pereira, former NFL Vice President of Officiating, and current NFL Rules Analyst for Fox; Shaun Phillips, Linebacker, San Diego Chargers; Philip Rivers, Quarterback, San Diego Chargers; Jerome Stanley, Sports Agent, Stanley & Associates; Amy Trask, Chief Executive of the Oakland Raiders; Marcellus Wiley, ESPN Analyst and former Pro Bowl defensive end; Sam Williams, Linebacker, Oakland; and Gordon Batty, Equipment Manager for the Green Bay Packers.

Businessman and Weingart Foundation Chairman Steve Soboroff will be presented with the LASEC Community Sportsman of the Year Award. The award was established to honor an individual who continually contributes to our community. Soboroff will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) in helping the Commission attract major sporting and entertainment events to Los Angeles that positively impact the local economy.

Sponsors and ticket buyers include men and women in the business, entertainment and sports industries, along with the media. Several levels of participation are available and individual tickets are on sale for $500 each.

LASEC is the official organization for the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote, and retain major sporting entertainment events that positively impact the local economy by attracting visitors to the city, giving them a reason to stay longer and return more frequently. LASEC is a private, nonprofit organization and an affiliate of LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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