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August 20, 2009

Dungy Kicks off HS Football . . . in Theaters!

Former NFL coach presents a one-night special in theaters August 25

I love high school football, even though I never played the game. (Well, one year in youth league.) I've probably been to 300 high school games in my life -- you just can't beat it on a fall Friday night.

Tony Dungy, the former Super Bowl-winning coach of the Indianapolis Colts, loves high school football too, so he's helping America's 1.2 million players kick off the season with Tony Dungy's Red Zone '09, showing in theaters across the country for one night only -- Tuesday, August 25.

The live event, beamed via satellite into all those theaters, promises to "bring together some of the premier NFL players and coaches who will encourage high school players to step up their game. With highlights from NFL, college and high school games in HD on the 40 foot screen, this high impact setting puts everyone IN the game."

Dungy's RedZoneLive website adds that the event will "provide inspiration" and teach athletes to "play with passion and personal character development." What's just beneath the surface of those words is the fact that Dungy, one of the classiest coaches in NFL history, is a devout Christian who is serious about mentoring young men in character development, and always looking for opportunities to share his faith.

Watch the trailer: