Preceding its hosting of the Caribbean's
Sustainable Tourism Conference from May 21 to 24, the Cayman
Islands will serve as the venue for an event of an entirely
different sort, this one targeted at the sports market.
Football League signed a three-year agreement with the Cayman
Islands to host the 2007 DirecTV NFL Quarterback Challenge, which
will be filmed May 19 in Grand Cayman and aired on ESPN on Aug.
In its 17th year,
the competition tests the NFL's top quarterbacks in skills'
competitions that measure accuracy, speed and mobility, and the
long distance throw.
Top NFL receivers
also will participate in the "No Huddle" timed event in which
quarterbacks complete passes to receivers.
players will be announced shortly.
Islands is proud to become the first international destination to
host this NFL skills event," said Charles Clifford, minister of
Past events have
been held in Kauai and Fort Lauderdale.
To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail
to Gay Nagle Myers at [email protected].