PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Usually, it’s Larry Fitzgerald making plays on Monday Night Football.

At Phoenix Municipal Stadium, some of Fitz's biggest fans were on the field showing off their skills to the face of the Arizona Cardinals franchise for Larry Fitzgerald's Women's Football Clinic.

“Lots of stretching,” said Kathy Hinojos and Suzy Wachtler, when asked about how they prepared. “We’re season ticket holders and love the Cardinals no matter what.”

“I’m a breast cancer survivor. I met Larry 12 years ago. I had just finished my treatment. And he was awesome,” said Tonsa Price-Edwards. “To be here today and to be able to give him another hug and 12 years later I’m still going.”

Breast cancer awareness has long been Larry’s legacy after it took his mother. Fitzgerald was able to see his 15 years of work off the field in action, with women making their way to the event from all over the Valley.

"The community has been open arms to me," said Fitzgerald, when asked about his impact. "Since the day I came here in 2004. It means a lot to me to raise my family here, just to be a part of this great community. I'll never leave Phoenix. This is a great place. I'm just really humbled that someone would come back and continue to show their support for me."

There hasn't been much to smile about this season for the Cardinals on the field. They're 2-8 after losing to the Raiders. Fitz still had a smile on his face on Monday and seemed determined to try to finish the season with a smile as well.

"Obviously, the record is not where we want it to be but they compete and fight every week," said Fitzgerald. "Love Coach Wilks and his staff. They're tireless workers. We're going to get it fixed up. It's been a rough go so far but I've got all the confidence in the world in the character of the men that I work with."

Monday night was all about the ladies. Approximately 200 women signed up for the clinic, sponsored by Midway Chevrolet, Van's Chevrolet, Brooklyn Bedding, Citi and DryBar.

Fitzgerald and the Cardinals are back on the field on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

 


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