ARLINGTON, Texas – A few hours before the Cowboys and Vikings took the field for Saturday's third preseason game at AT&T Stadium, it was occupied for a football safety clinic to educate mothers as part of USA Football's Heads-Up Football program.
The event teaches moms on the tackling techniques, along with proper equipment-fitting, concussion-awareness and heat and hydration.
The seminar includes speeches from Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson, the chair of the NFL Foundation, along with former Cowboys player Tony Casillas.
"Baylor Scott & White is excited and honored to join the Dallas Cowboys in this important initiative," says Joel Allison, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health. "One of the best ways to keep our kids safer on the field is to become well-educated parents, and consistent with Baylor Scott & White's mission as Texas' largest not-for-profit health system, we are partnering to offer this clinic to the community free-of-charge."
The NFL hosted its first Moms Clinic in partnership with Ohio State University in 2013. The Dallas Cowboys event is the only Moms Clinic hosted by an NFL club in conjunction with a game day. The club's preseason home opener against the Vikings is dedicated to celebrating youth and raising awareness for USA Football – the sport's national governing body and leader in high school and youth football coaching education.