Saturday, June 22, 2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
UAB’s Legacy Pavilion 1219 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233 United States

Ability Academy

Ability Academy began with a dream of NFL star, Matt McCants. He brought his idea to The Arc, and now we work as a team to provide an opportunity unlike any other in the state. Football lovers ages 10 and up who have an intellectual or developmental disability will have a chance to participate in a half-day, mini-camp teaching football ability beyond their disability. Participants will have the chance, perhaps for the first time, to raise their football IQ and become a part of the pastime of Saturdays in the South. They will be exposed to fundamentals such as offense, defense, scoring, and football terms. Volunteer coaches from college teams and the NFL will work on skills basics such as stretching, passing, catching and running drills. Camp activities will take place in the morning followed by a post-camp team lunch!

Saturday, June 22, 2019 
UAB Legacy Pavilion
For Ages 10+ | $25 Per Person

8:30 am-9:30 am – Registration and Check-in
9:30 am-12:00 pm – Camp Activities
12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Post Camp Team Lunch

Registration is limited to 200 participants and is issued on a first come, first serve basis.

Ability Academy will be wheelchair accessible. Certified behavior support staff and Arc employees who have been trained to facilitate interactions with those who have unique needs will be on hand, along with professional medical staff in case of emergency.

*Register below for our June, 22, 2019 Ability Academy!*

Register a Camper

Ability Academy Registration
Join us for a one-of-a-kind football camp for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

Become a Sponsor

Ability Academy Sponsorships

We need team members from our community to join us and score a touchdown with this special event!
Ability Academy brings together people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, volunteer coaches, and supporters from the community, and we invite you to join us. When you sponsor Ability Academy, you can connect with a broad and local consumer segment and promote your concern for the most fragile population in our community.
Click here to become an Ability Academy sponsor today!

Sponsorship Levels

Halftime Sponsor
$5,000 (Exclusive)

– Presenting sponsor of halftime break
– Opportunity for employee volunteers in company gear to serve campers during halftime
– Logo on halftime drinks and snacks
(above benefits only available to this sponsor level)
– Logo on event t-shirt
– Opportunity to include company materials in camper swag bags
– Logo on all promotional materials including, but not limited to, posters, flyers, registration forms, emails, etc.
– Recognition on Arc website and social media platforms
– Logo displayed on stadium big screen throughout camp
– Two company banners in stadium

Water Break Sponsor
$2,500

– Presenting sponsor of one of four water stations on field
– Opportunity to decorate water station tent in company promotional gear
– Opportunity for employee volunteers in company gear to work water station tent
– Logo on water coolers at your station
(above benefits only available to this sponsor level)
– Logo on event t-shirt
– Opportunity to include company materials in camper swag bags
– Logo on all promotional materials including, but not limited to, posters, flyers, registration forms, emails, etc.
– Recognition on Arc website and social media platforms
– Logo displayed on stadium big screen throughout camp
– One company banner in stadium

Field Goal Sponsor
$1,000

Safety Sponsor
$500

Extra Point Sponsor
$250

Be a Volunteer

Volunteer Registration

All Ability Academy Volunteers MUST review UAB’s Protection of Children Training Materials here, and then take this quiz. This may be done before or after registering as a volunteer, but MUST be done prior to June 22, 2019.  Please also review The Arc’s dignity and respect materials here, so you’ll be confident and equipped with best practices for communication with and about individuals with I/DD and using People First language.