In 2016, Antoine Bethea and Elton Brown’s vision was to expose our student-athletes to NFL related practices on the field and to equip them with tutoring and mentoring initiatives that position their football and cheer participants for life-long success. For three seasons now, Shutdown 757 Falcons continue to make that dream come to life in Newport News.

The coaches of the 757 Falcons care more about the well being of each player and letting them know that their team in their family. Their primary goal is to keep each kid off the streets and away from violence and to know that because they are a family, the team will always be there for them during difficult times of their lives. Thanks to the support from their sponsors, the uniforms and the equipment are all paid for so families can just enjoy their kids having fun on the field!

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