‘Kurt Warner Ultimate Football Experience’ debuts Nov. 20 on FOX Sports Arizona
By Josh Nacion
More than three years removed from his NFL career, Kurt Warner is still doing good things for people, on and off the football field.
FOX Sports Arizona will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at how the former NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion and Arizona Cardinals legend did that at Warner’s annual Ultimate Football Experience, in which he he and other NFL stars past and present played flag football for charity. “Kurt Warner Ultimate Football Experience,” another production from FOX Sports Arizona’s original programming department, premieres Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 and 10:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Arizona.
Among the current and former NFL stars participating in this year’s event were Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Flacco, Anquan Boldin, Andy Dalton, Michael Irvin, Steve Young, Brock Osweiler, Greg Jennings, Brad Johnson and Brandon Weeden.
They were mixed with average Joes (i.e. weekend warriors) who lived out a dream of playing with NFL stars by donating to the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation.
The show highlights the action around the flag-football games that took place at the Arizona Cardinals’ practice facility. The participants were outfitted in Nike jerseys, gloves and shoes made specifically for the fantasy camp, went through drills and played games with their celebrity teammates and enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Viewers will be able to see how the superstars came together to play in a friendly game and weren’t concerned about trying to boost their stats.
“You can tell when you watch it that these guys had a good time there,” producer Josh Kelman said. “This was a not an obligation. They were having fun, and I think that will come across in this show.”
The Kurt Warner Ultimate Experience was hosted by the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. The event raised more than $270,000. Kelman said Warner’s future plans with the charity were also captured on the show. The show is narrated by longtime Valley television personality Tara Hitchcock.