DRAFT PROSPECTS, COMMISSIONER GOODELL, FORMER NFL PLAYERS INCLUDING DEION SANDERS JOIN NEW YORK CITY YOUTH FOR NFL PLAY 60 YOUTH FOOTBALL FESTIVAL DURING DRAFT WEEK
Under Armour to Outfit More Than 600 New York City Middle School Students as They Learn Football Skills, Combine Drills and Healthy Habits at Draft Event in Chelsea Waterside Park
NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL; NFL NETWORK ANALYST DEION SANDERS; UNDER ARMOUR COMBINE COACHES
RETIRED PLAYERS: DONOVIN DARIUS; RICHARD DENT; CHRIS DOLEMAN; CHARLES HALEY; BRAD HOOVER; CORTEZ KENNEDY; NATRONE MEANS; JOE MORRIS; ANTHONY MUÑOZ; WILLIE ROAF
NFL Network Keep Gym in School Fitness Program Student Winners and more than 600 New York City Department of Education C.H.A.M.P.S. Student Participants
Players will team with New York City Department of Education C.H.A.M.P.S. program participants to help kids stay active for 60 minutes a day, as part of the NFL PLAY 60 youth health and fitness campaign. Students will learn NFL FLAG drills and participate in combine drills with players. Under Armour will outfit participants in the NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Festivals.
NFL draft prospects and commissioner Goodell will join in the festivities on Wednesday, April 27. The draft prospects will lead local students in a youth football clinic from 9:45-10:15 a.m., followed by a media availability at the clinic fields until 11:15 a.m. Those credentialed to cover the 2011 NFL Draft may pick up their credential at this event.
As a legacy of the NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Festival, the NFL will make a donation to support KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children.
Deion Sanders will introduce this year's NFL Network Keep Gym in School Fitness Program winners -- four middle school students who showed the most improvement and dedication to fitness. A program of NFL PLAY 60, Keep Gym in School is NFL Network's comprehensive national program to boost fitness and physical education in America's middle schools. NFL Network also will recognize their Teacher of the Year at the event.
NFL PLAY 60 partners HOPSports and the National Dairy Council also will be on-site as part of their ongoing commitment to motivate youth and families to get out and be active.
The NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Festival will take place in partnership with Under Armour and the New York City Department of Education. It is one of a series of community events taking place in New York during Draft week. Other events include a hospital visit by Draft prospects, a football donation to a Harlem Boys & Girls Club sponsored by GMC, and an NFL PREP Sports Career Expo for local student athletes, in conjunction with Why Not Sports, Inc.
Wednesday, April 27, 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Draft prospect clinic from 9:45-10:15 a.m.)
Thursday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
*Full schedule of player availability below
Chelsea Waterside Park
11th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Street
Clare Graff, NFL, 212-450-2435 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Wendell, Under Armour, 410-454-6570, email@example.com
FULL CLINIC SCHEDULE:
- Clinic #1, 9:45-10:15 a.m.: 2011 NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS
- Clinic #2, 12:00-1:00 p.m.: DONOVIN DARIUS, CHRIS DOLEMAN, NATRONE MEANS, JOE MORRIS
- Clinic #3, 1:00-2:00 p.m. DONOVIN DARIUS, RICHARD DENT, CHRIS DOLEMAN, NATRONE MEANS
- Clinic #4, 2:30-3:30 p.m. DONOVIN DARIUS, RICHARD DENT, CHRIS DOLEMAN, NATRONE MEANS
- Clinic #1, 10:00-11:00 a.m.: DONOVIN DARIUS, CHRIS DOLEMAN, BRAD HOOVER, CORTEZ KENNEDY
- Clinic #2, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DONOVIN DARIUS, CHRIS DOLEMAN, BRAD HOOVER, CORTEZ KENNEDY
- Clinic #3, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CHARLES HALEY, ANTHONY MUÑOZ, WILLIE ROAF
- Clinic #4, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CHARLES HALEY, ANTHONY MUÑOZ, WILLIE ROAF
*Player appearances are subject to change. If the youth clinics are canceled on Wednesday morning because of inclement weather, the draft prospect media availability will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel (111 East 48th St. between Park & Lexington Ave). An email alert will go out on Wednesday morning in the event of a clinic cancellation, and check www.nflmedia.com for updates.