NEW YORK—The NFL’s charitable foundation is awarding a grant to study how to better prevent childhood obesity.
NFL Charities will provide a three-year, $1.8 million grant as part of its “NFL Play 60” campaign to The Cooper Institute in Dallas to fund its Fitnessgram program. The program will be made available to 1,120 schools in the 32 NFL markets over three years. Data on students’ fitness will be gathered and analyzed to determine the best ways to prevent childhood obesity. The NFL PLAY 60 campaign is designed to tackle childhood obesity by getting kids active through in-school, afterschool and team-based programs, online child-targeted outreach and contests on NFLRUSH.com, and many partnerships with like-minded organizations.
Donate Now! If you’re looking for an easy way to make a big difference in kids’ health and wellness, please take the time to donate to one of our partner organizations this holiday season. We have selected 4 non-profit organizations that share in our mission to get kids active and healthy. Thank you for your generosity and for giving the gift of play!
Vote for a PLAY 60 Grant for the Best Play Day! NFL PLAY 60 has partnered with KaBOOM! to reward communities who want to inspire play grants that will help them improve their play spaces. There are $1,000 winners each week, and YOU can vote for the recipient of the $10,000 grant!
Support PLAY 60 Charities AND Get Gifts for the Holidays at NFL Auction! You can purchase signed items from players involved in our campaign — such as Drew Brees, Brandon Jacobs, Jason Witten — and many more!
– Whether you’re a parent, educator, coach or friend, you can help make kids’ lives healthier by just getting them to go outside and play. This holiday season, have fun as a family and let your kids know that getting healthy starts with getting exercise. You can take your kids out for a game of good old touch football. All they need is 60 minutes of active play each day!
On Thanksgiving, have fun as a family and let your kids know that getting healthy starts with getting exercise. You can take your kids out for a game of good old touch football. All they need is 60 minutes of active play each day!
Play Tips on NFLRUSH.com: Remind kids that NFL players play for 60 minutes each game, so they should make sure to play too! The NFL’s website for kids allows them to learn how to play and why it’s important.
PLAY 60 Challenge: Learn more about how you can inspire play with the PLAY 60 Challenge. We have a student planner that lets kids take control of their activity. Or you can implement the program in your school to get all the kids active! The NFL has teamed up with the American Heart Association to bring this great program to kids nationwide.
NFL FLAG: The NFL offers a fun and safe way for kids to play football — NFL FLAG. You can start a league in your area or join one that already exists.
NFL Girls’ Flag: Girls nationwide are playing football. Find out how you can get your kids or your female students playing
USA Football: As a partner of the NFL, USA Football offers great resources for coaches. Learn how to inspire kids to love getting active and healthy by playing football.
NFL PLAY 60 and President Obama’s United We Serve Initiative have teamed up to encourage you to get active in your community.
Did you know
» The current generation is projected to be the first not to live longer than its parents
» 1/3 of children in America are obese or at risk for obesity
» 92 percent of Americans believe childhood obesity is a serious national problem
» Only 8 percent of elementary schools provide daily physical education
United Way Kids Get Fit: Kids Get Fit is United Way’s program to raise awareness about the importance of youth heath and fitness. It provides resources for parents to learn how to join the movement and get their kids fit. Learn about the program and ways you can get involved today.
VolunteerMatch: This search tool allows you to search for and find volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood. You can search for Kids’ activities and find what fits your interests most.
Fuel Up to Play 60: Kids need to eat healthy along with getting active. NFL PLAY 60 has partnered with the National Dairy Council to make sure that they get all the nutrition they need with this fun and engaging program. With the interactive program and fun prizes, kids are motivated to take control of their schools’ focus on health and wellness.
NFL PLAY 60 Super Bowl Contest: Start a discussion with your class about how they like to play and why it’s important that they get active for 60 minutes every day. Tell them about NFL PLAY 60 and get them to think about how fun it can be to get healthy. They can then write about why it’s important to them and enter the NFL PLAY 60 Super Bowl Contest. A trip to the Super Bowl where the grand prize winner gets to run the game ball onto the field is one way the NFL rewards kids who join the NFL PLAY 60 movement.
Keep Gym In School: The NFL Network is working with Cox Cable and local school districts to adopt and deliver high quality, daily physical education opportunities to school students. They will provide support to upgrade facilities, hire certified PE instructors and supply equipment for PE classes.
NFL PLAY 60 AT NFL CLUBS
NFL PLAY 60 comes to life year-round with all 32 NFL Clubs in their communities. NFL players make school visits to talk about the importance of health and fitness, help build new places for children to play, and take part in our Public Service Announcements. NFL teams are working with private, non-profit and government partners in their communities and are committed to making the next generation of youth the most active and healthy. For more information on year-round NFL PLAY 60 programs, visit NFLRUSH.com.
NFL PLAY 60 PARTNERS
NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. Our partners include: United Way, The American Heart Association, Action for Healthy Kids, Cartoon Network, Nike, Nickelodeon, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and The National Dairy Council. For more information about which other companies are joining the fight against childhood obesity, please visit
Exergame Fitness USA has already worked with teams such as The Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers & New Jersey Jets on Exergaming rooms that help fight Childhood Obesity. This year we are happy to announce the addition of The Chicago Bulls / The Chicago White Sox Academy and a few other professional sports teams that are making a difference in their communities by using Exergaming products as a positive and engaging way to keep kids active, healthy and fit!
Exergame Fitness “Vault Activation Zone” for the New Jersey Nets
View our other links to professional sports teams using Exergaming products at their facility to help fight Childhood Obesity:
- Exergame Fitness and the Chicago Bears Tackle Childhood Obesity and Inactivity at the 2009 Bears Expo | Over 7000+ in Attendance
- Exergame Fitness and the Green Bay Packers Tackle Childhood Obesity Inactivity at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day EventAttendance
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