If you are a football nut like me and just can't get enough of it, you need to watch some 7 on 7 football. Shiloh High School hosted a 7 on 7 regional tournament on 7/20/2012 and with the help of Walmart, Monster,Gatorade, EA Sports, Sony Playstation, Liberty Bank and Collective Bias they put on a great show. It's a great chance for the schools to show what they can do against other top schools in their region and hopefully advance to the National tournament. I was just glad Collective Bias invited us along.Gatorade made sure everyone was well hydrated by supplying giant refillable jugs on each field and Port A Cool saved the day by providing huge cooling fans on the sidelines.
The great thing about the Shiloh 7 on 7 tournament is that it was the same week as the release of the EA Sports NCAA Football 13. EA Sports had a room set up with a bunch of PS3's and had an EA Sports NCAA 13 tournament for the kids each night. The winners received prizes donated by the sponsors. This was a great way for the kids to unwind after a full day of hard play.
For most kids that would be enough to keep them happy for awhile. Nothing else needed to make their night. Well the night was just beginning for them. In between rounds of NCAA Football 13 Ronnie Lott and Tim Brown spoke to them. That's right Hall of Famer and owner of 4 Super Bowl Rings, THAT Ronnie Lott, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown. Ronnie Lott gave them a very motivating talk about being the best at what ever it is you do. He told them “if you are a garbage man, you should want to be the best garbage man you can be.” After both men spoke they took questions from the kids and hung around and took pictures and signed autographs until everyone was happy. Ronnie Lott even showed the kids his 4 Super Rings.
The kids played hard and the tournament ended with an awards night. We could not have done it without all the sponsors . We also want to take this time to thank all the coaches who give up their time to teach, inspire and mentor these kids. You are some of the True Heros this week. A Huge Congratulations to the 2012 Champions, the Fayetteville Bulldogs.
Check out the Flickr page with tons of photos from throughout the two days or check out the slideshow below.