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Play 60 Character Camps Fill Up

NEW YORK, NY – June 29, 2018 – For the seventh 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.

This year, 12 NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps will be hosted in partnership with NFL clubs, including multiple sites 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.

The camps kicked off last week with the New York Jets and New York Giants each holding a camp at their respective training facility.

“It was great to kick off the 2018 season of NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps with two exciting camps in New York,” said Anthony Muñoz, Founder of the Anthony Muñoz Foundation. “We are excited about the opportunity to impact more than 3,000 kids this summer. Unlike camps that focus simply on football, these takes it to the next level, with the importance of character in athletics and life as a major focus. We use football as a platform, but bring more into it including team building and character traits. It is how I was taught as a kid growing up in Southern California and I’m proud to pass that on to today’s youth.”

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.

The program works 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 VENUE
June 18 New York Jets Jets Training Facility
June 19 New York Giants Giants Training Facility
June 29 Chicago Bears Bears Training Facility
July 10 Los Angeles Chargers Santa Ana Bowl
July 11 Denver Broncos Broncos Training Facility
July 13 Jacksonville Jaguars Jaguars Training Facility
July 18 Houston Texans Texans Training Facility
July 26 San Francisco 49ers City College of San Francisco
July 30 Washington Redskins Redskins Training Facility
August 1 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium
August 9 Miami Dolphins Ted Hendricks Stadium
September 18 Los Angeles Rams TBD

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About NFL PLAY 60:
For 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 $350 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 250 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated programs into 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 NFL.com/PLAY60.

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