More Than 2,000 Youth to Participate in NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps This Summer

NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps Presented in Partnership with Anthony
Muñoz to Be Held in 7 Cities this Summer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the fifth year in a row, the NFL has partnered with Hall of Fame
offensive tackle, Anthony Muñoz, to host seven NFL PLAY 60
Character Camps this summer as part of the NFL’s year-round Hispanic
outreach initiative, focused on offering youth opportunities to play and
experience the game of football.

Starting in New York, the NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps will be hosted in
seven markets –Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oakland, San Diego
and Washington. Each site will welcome nearly 300 predominately-Hispanic
youth, ages 9-13, with little or no football experience from local youth

“I’m thrilled to kick off the fifth year of the NFL PLAY 60 Character
Camps,” said Anthony Muñoz, Hall of Fame offensive tackle and
Chairman/Founder of the Anthony Muñoz Hall of Fame Foundation. “These
local level efforts have a tremendous impact on the children from these
varied communities, 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 a lot of
momentum for a broader movement.

The program will work in collaboration with USA Football and its NFL
FLAG curriculum, which introduces participants to be physically active
through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals
of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. 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.

Since the launch of the NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps in 2012, over 50
camps have been held impacting nearly 20,000 youth across the country.

Dates & Locations:

New York   June 20   Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
Chicago   June 27   Walter Payton Center
Oakland   July 8   Raiders Training Facility
San Diego   July 21   Madison High School
Miami   August 3   Ted Hendricks Stadium
Washington   August 12   FedEx Field
Los Angeles   TBD   TBD

About NFL PLAY 60:

Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the
NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner
organizations. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL’s
in-school, after-school and team-based programs. 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 built more than
200 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated programs into more than
73,000 schools nationwide since the campaign launched. All 32 clubs
activate PLAY 60 locally, with more than 2,000 NFL PLAY 60 events held
annually. For more information, visit


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