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Cardinals hold Red & White Practice and fundraiser for fallen DPS Trooper

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 00:54:45-04

The Arizona Cardinals held their annual free and fan-friendly Red & White Practice Saturday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

This year's Red & White Practice included a barbecue and a 50/50 raffle, both of which benefited the family of fallen state trooper Tyler Edenhofer, as well as injured troopers Sean Rodecap and Dalin Dorris. The barbecue was held on the south lawn near Gate 1 on the southwest side of the stadium. 

"To see that family go through what they go through it really touches you and makes you appreciate your family and what you have," Stephanie Braxton said, a police officer.

Parking and admission to the practice are free. 

Fans were able to observe the Cardinals practice from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cardinals president Michael Bidwill and new head coach Steve Wilks addressed fans before practice.

Many were excited to see fan favorite, Larry Fitzgerald, back in action.

"We all love Larry, he does a lot for our community," said fan Sammy Porche. "We are always behind you Cardinals; Larry is always behind our team. We're just amazing!"

Activities during the Red & White Practice included:

-A Fan Zone located on the east concourse outside Section 125. The Fan Zone will include a "Fan Face Augmented Reality Photo" that can be shared with friends and family.

-A Kids Interactive Zone located at the north end of the stadium on the main concourse. Kids will be able to take part in an inflatable obstacle course, quarterback toss and football drills. Kids who want to participate must register at a table located at the entry to the zone.

-The opportunity to purchase Cardinals historical merchandise outside Section 125. Proceeds will benefit Cardinals Charities.

-Autographs from Cardinals Cheerleaders and team mascot Big Red at Sections 122 and 125 on the main concourse beginning at 12:30 p.m.

-Autographs from players along the lower-field wall on both sidelines immediately following the practice.