NFL celebrates 'Play Football month'
|Friday, August 16, 2019, 2:56 PM-|
The NFL will celebrate youth athletes, coaches, families and communities with special festivities throughout PLAY FOOTBALL MONTH. A culmination of the league's year-round recognition of youth and high school football athletes, Play Football Month celebrations include clinics, camps, grant opportunities and other unique football activities. During the preseason, the NFL, the 32 clubs and partners are recognizing the talent, character, values and achievements of youth football players across the country.
The return of football follows an exciting summer camp season, in which more than 80,000 kids had the opportunity to play football with NFL players and coaches, learning the values associated with playing the game. This summer, the NFL Foundation awarded more than $1 million in grants to support more than 450 current players, NFL Legends and coaches' free, non-contact youth football camps across the country.
On Thursday, August 29, the football community – current players, NFL Legends, coaches, parents and fans – will join the #PlayFootball Throwback Thursday conversation by posting throwback photos and videos, wishing their high school football team the best of luck this season and tagging #PlayFootball on social.