Warner's Ultimate Football Experience Charity Event the Big Winner
Staring across the line of scrimmage at
'"with a football in his hands during a title game'"is both very scary and extremely exciting.
|Kirk Johnson makes game-winning one hand grab on final play of game 2.
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In fact, most athletes only dream about playing against this football
superstar, let alone in any kind of "championship game". For some of
the guys at
, however, that dream suddenly became a stunning reality on Saturday, March 7, 2009.
The incredible setting was the annual charity event aptly named
Kurt Warner's Ultimate Football Experience
. And it certainly was.
Held at the Arizona Cardinals state-of-the-art training facility, this
celebrity-filled flag football tournament brought 10
corporate-sponsored teams from across America, such as
University of Phoenix
Joyce Meyer Ministries
to compete for glory on the gridiron with current and former pro
football stars. In addition to Kurt, the other pro footballers who gave
it their all for this great event were
To these generous athletes, sponsors and their teams, the
Ultimate Football Experience
represented the best of both worlds'"the opportunity to play America's
favorite game with some of its greatest players'"all in the spirit of
With that, the entire proceeds for this extraordinary event went to some great causes through the
First Things First foundation
which is a public charity founded in 2001 by Kurt and Brenda Warner.
The Ultimate Football Experience is just one of the many programs
within their faith-based, charitable foundation. First Things First is
a remarkably worthy organization inspired by the Warner's immense sense
of devotion and generosity. Their foundation provides a wide array of
community benefits, primarily for children, and has literally helped
thousands of underprivileged families over the years.
ProSource's own devotion to
supporting charitable causes, combined with its longstanding
connections with America's performance-driven athletes, both
professional and amateur, made this event a natural fit.
Led by company founder
the ProSource roster consisted of his son Rob, employees Mike Good,
Daniel Collier, Chris Eshelman, brother-in-law Dave Frake, and friends
John Amenhauser, Kirk Johnson, and Tom Hagaman. Chinery's younger son,
Tommy, also contributed to the effort by coordinating some defensive
plays throughout the day.
While some of the other teams were
padded with hardcore former high school and college standouts, most of
the players on the
never even played
high school ball. They were, however, well-conditioned individuals
whose workout regimens include consistent cardio and weight training
protocols. Another major contributing factor to their conditioning is
their nutritional regimens, which included some
such as the bio-active super protein
™ and of course the immensely popular