Reaching Nearly 5,000 Youths, NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps Double 2017 National Presence

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NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps Presented in Partnership with Anthony
Muñoz to be Held in 14 Cities throughout Summer and Fall

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the sixth year in a row, the NFL has partnered with Hall of Fame
offensive tackle, Anthony Muñoz, to host NFL PLAY 60 Character
Camps throughout the country as part of the NFL’s year-round Hispanic
outreach initiative, focused on offering youth opportunities to play and
experience the game of football. Riding on last year’s success, the NFL
is expanding its PLAY 60 Character Camp program, visiting 14 cities this
summer and fall.

Beginning in Seattle, 16 NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps will be hosted
across 14 markets, including multiple cities in Florida, California and
New York. Each site will welcome nearly 300 predominately-Hispanic
youth, ages 9-13, with little or no football experience from local youth
organizations.

“I’m thrilled to kick off the sixth year of the NFL PLAY 60 Character
Camps,” said Anthony Muñoz, Founder of the Anthony Muñoz Hall of Fame
Foundation. “This year, we have the opportunity to reach more kids as we
expand our schedule to include more camps in more cities than ever
before. These community-level efforts have a tremendous impact on the
children, and it’s an honor to work with them each and every year. When
I was young, interacting with and learning directly from my NFL heroes
was huge, and these camps continue that cause today.”

The camps’ mission is to make a positive impact on youth through
teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise, and reinforcing the
importance of character in athletics and life. These grass roots efforts
have made a strong impact in these communities and are creating
significant momentum for a broader movement.

The program will work in collaboration with USA Football and its NFL
FLAG curriculum, which encourages participants to be physically active
through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals
of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship through local
community leagues. USA Football is the official youth football
development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams.

In addition, the camps will teach character values that are core to the
Anthony Muñoz Foundation, as well as promote NFL PLAY 60’s health and
fitness message. NFL PLAY 60 is the league’s youth health and fitness
campaign, aimed at getting kids active for 60 minutes a day.

If interested in getting your children involved, registration for the
NFL FLAG fall season is currently open. To register with an NFL FLAG
league in your community or to start a league of your own, visit www.PlayFootball.com.

 

Dates & Locations:

 
DATES       CLUB       CITY       VENUE
June 18       Seattle Seahawks       Seattle, WA       Chiawana High School, Pasco, WA
June 19       New York Jets       New York, NY       Atlantic Health Training Center
July 7       Chicago Bears       Chicago, IL       Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall
July 11       New York Giants       New York, NY       Quest Diagnostics Training Center
July 13       Carolina Panthers       Charlotte, NC       Harris YMCA, Charlotte NC
July 17       San Francisco 49ers       San Francisco, CA       SAP Training Facility
July 18       Los Angeles Chargers       Los Angeles, CA       Edward Vincent Park, Inglewood, CA
July 21       Houston Texans       Houston, TX       Houston Texans Practice Bubble
July 24       Jacksonville Jaguars       Jacksonville, FL       Englewood High School, Jacksonville, FL
July 25       Denver Broncos       Denver, CO       Sports Authority Field at Mile High
July 26       Arizona Cardinals       Glendale, AZ       University of Phoenix Stadium
July 28       Miami Dolphins       Miami, FL       Ted Hendricks Stadium, Hialeah, FL
August 8       Washington Redskins       Hyattsville, MD       Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center
August 11       Oakland Raiders       Oakland, CA       TBD
September 12       Los Angeles Rams       Los Angeles, CA       Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
September 26       Atlanta Falcons       Atlanta, GA       TBD
                 

About NFL PLAY 60:

For nearly a decade, NFL PLAY 60 has brought together the NFL’s
long-standing commitment to health and fitness with partner
organizations to increase physical activity among youth. Since the
program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $325
million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and
media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have
constructed more than 200 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated
programs into more than 73,000 schools since the campaign launched. NFL
PLAY 60 is also implemented locally, as part of the NFL’s in-school,
after-school and team-based programs. For more information, visit www.NFLRUSH.com/play60.

Contacts

For NFL PLAY 60
Krysten De Quesada, 305-615-1111, Ext. 102
kdequesada@pintausa.com