Jill Bidenthe first lady of the United States of America, was part of the clinic of nflheld at the residence of the US Ambassador in Mexico.
During the clinic, Dr. Biden was accompanied by Arturo Olivedirector of NFL Mexico, Diana FloresMexican flag football team, and Luis Humberto Fernandez Fuentesfederal educational authority in Mexico City.
Flowerswho threw 23 touchdown passes for Mexico at the 2023 World Games, thanked Biden and the NFL for hosting the event in order to promote flag football.
“I want to thank Dr. Biden for her presence and for sharing her passion for flag football,” said the Tec de Monterrey graduate. “Thank you NFL for supporting these activities and for supporting children and their growth through sports.”.
The athlete also indicated that this sport helped her fulfill her dream of traveling the world and meeting people of multiple nationalities.
The first lady indicated that Flores is a great example to follow for what it means for the empowerment of women. In addition, Biden pointed out that during the trip to Mexico he saw the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants.
“You are a great role model,” Biden told Flores.. “I’m a huge NFL fan. On the plane on the way to Mexico I saw the Eagles beat the Giants.”
In the middle of the activity, the FLOTUS spoke with Sofía, one of the Tochito NFL participants who is nine years old and works as a running back, and she pointed out that sport is a great way to empower girls like her.
“(Sofía) She is impressive, she loves sports. As Diana said, this serves to empower women and teach values such as respect and integrityBiden said. “I have always considered that sport is the international language.”
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The teams that participated in the Tochito NFL were the Tlalpan broncos, Blackshelby’s by Gustavo A. Madero Y Azcapotzalco Mavericks. The purpose of this program is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.