2023 Congressional Football Game: Behind the Scenes

(Wednesday, September 27): The 2023 Congressional Football Game will take place on Thursday, September 28. The 14th annual game will take place at Audi Field in Washington, DC.

Started in 2004, the Congressional Football Game was first organized to honor and support the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police and to support the families of fallen officers. The biennial showdown features Members of Congress and former NFL players facing off against U.S. Capitol Police. The game is a family-friendly event that includes entertainment and spirited competition on the field while bringing together Congressional and law enforcement communities in support of worthy causes.

The 2023 Game will benefit the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, Our Military Kids, and A Advantage 4 Kids.

As a supporter of the Congressional Football game, SFIA provides gear and equipment from our member companies for the players!

Click here to learn more, donate, or purchase your tickets!

Here is a sneak peek at one of the practices, where Democrats and Republicans came together to get prepped for the big game. SFIA’s Sr. Vice President for Government & Public Affairs, Bill Sells, was out with the squad helping with practice and ensuring everyone had the gear they needed.

Youth Sports Caucus Chairman Mark Veasey (D-TX) beats SFIA’s Bill Sells for reception
Sells (handing out pennies) works with Congressional Football Defense Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Jack Bergman (R-MI), Hilary Scholten (D-MI) and Mark Veasey (D-TX)
Congressional QB Bob Dold searches for a receiver as Sells plays free safety – Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), Kevin Mullin (D-CA), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Rick Crawford (R-AR) and VA Secretary McDonough are his options.
Team huddle to discuss game plan. R-L Coach John Booty, staff, VA Secy McDonough (obscured), Mark Veasey (D-TX), Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) Bob Dold (IL), Don Davis (D-NC), Coach Ken Harvey (obscured by) former Congressman Bob Dold (Illinois), staff, Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Rick Crawford (R-AR) (head only), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Bill Sells, Former Cong. Jack Kingston (GA), Rich McCormick R-GA), staff, staff, Hilary Scholten (D-MI)

For more information or for questions, please contact Bill Sells, SVP, Government & Public Affairs, at [email protected].

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