The mission of the Bo Pelini Foundation, founded in 2008 by Bo and Mary Pat Pelini, is to support nonprofit organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer and juvenile and adult diabetes.
The Foundation provides targeted financial assistance to programs which advance opportunities for disadvantaged children, particularly young people growing up in Nebraska.
The mission of Football 101 is to provide funds to fight breast cancer. Last year, $25,000 each was given to the Southeast Nebraska Cancer Foundation and the Eppley Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Led by Coach Pelini and the entire Husker football coaching staff, Football 101 promises to be a fun-filled day of learning and activity. While the schedule for 2010 has not been finalized, the event will begin with registration at 7 a.m. and conclude before 5 p.m.
The event will be held on campus at the Hawks Championship Center and the adjoining Memorial Stadium and nearby Champions Club.
Participation from current players, running plays on the field, personal interaction with the Husker coaches and the Tunnel Walk are fan-favorite features of Football 101. The celebration of life and presentation of gifts to the breast cancer survivors provide a fitting way to end the clinic.
Registration is open to all participants 18 years or older. Last year, approximately 1,000 women attended the event that is sure to fill up again fast. Registration costs $95 ($75 tax deductible) and can be completed online with no additional fees.
The registration also includes lunch and a Football 101 gift bag that will include a T-shirt.While most events will be held inside the Hawks Championship Center just north of Memorial Stadium, some events may be held outside, weather permitting, with some walking and standing required. Accommodations will be made for those in need of assistance.