Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Supports Arlington Youth Participating in Cowboys Football, Dance Academies
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 22, 2021, June 22, 2021

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, in partnership with the Arlington Police Department and Arlington Independent School District, sponsored 115 girls and boys participating in the Dallas Cowboys Football and Dance Academies youth camps this week at AT&T Stadium.

The Dallas Cowboys Football Academy youth camp for athletes of all skill levels from first to eighth grade offered individualized on-field coaching from former NFL players and lessons in teamwork, dedication and character from current Dallas Cowboys players. The Dallas Cowboys Dance Academy youth camp for dancers of all skill levels from age six to 16 offered a fun and interactive environment and emphasized the importance of positive self-esteem and strong core values through personalized coaching from current Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

"On behalf of the Arlington Police Department, we are excited about this partnership with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Dallas Cowboys and Arlington ISD," said Arlington Chief of Police Al Jones. "Building positive relationships with young people are the foundation for future community success."

The Cotton Bowl Classic supported these Cowboys youth camps this year in lieu of hosting its own youth football clinic. The Classic held youth clinics for eight years before the pandemic caused the 2020 clinic to be canceled.

"We are thankful to partner with the Arlington Police Department and Arlington ISD to provide this memorable experience for so many boys and girls in our community," said Cotton Bowl Athletic Association President/Chief Executive Officer Rick Baker.

"The Arlington ISD is fortunate to have great partners who provide outlets for our students to have opportunities in the summer and throughout the year," Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. "The Dallas Cowboys, Arlington Police Department and Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic are in our own backyard and have been there for our students for a long time. These camps provide memorable experiences."

The two-day camps, which hosted nearly 400 kids, adhered to state and local mandates and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.

The 2021 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the 86th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is set for Friday, December 31 on ESPN. Ticket information is available online at GoodyearCottonBowl.com or by calling 1-888-792-BOWL (2695).

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