My assignment this past weekend was to travel to Chicago to witness the Bud Light NFL Fan Camp for the greater Chicago area, which was held on Saturday at Joliet Junior College, in Joliet, Illinois.
Bud Light became the exclusive beer sponsor of the NFL this year, and their exclusive contract with the NFL runs through 2016. The Bud Light Fan Camp is a fun activity that allows adult NFL fans a taste of what a mini-football training camp would be like, with a Bud Light spin to it. All contestants must be 21 years of age to participate in the event. Teams can either register at Facebook by clicking on the link here, or by showing up the morning of the event and registering in person.
Depending on the location, and venue availability, the competition is conducted over one day (like Joliet was) or over an entire weekend. Teams are made up of four competitors, two males and two females. Teams show up and register in the morning and use that time to practice their skills at six different stations that test their football skills, but all events are designed to have fun. All teams advance to the finals, which were held in the afternoon. The level of competition was ratcheted up many notches because of what was at stake.
What was at stake? Check out the presentation to find out.