Kids and fitness take center stage at NFL Play 60 event

(Last Updated On: February 1, 2017)

More than 1,000 local children were able to meet some of their favorite NFL players and be active this Wednesday, February 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, thanks to the NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day event. Children gathered early in the morning at the NFL Experience Driven by Genesis and spent the afternoon among the excitement of Super Bowl Week alongside NFL players. Kids had a chance to meet such figures as Brian Peters and Greg Mancz from the Houston Texans.

In addition, GRAMMY-winning artist Jordin Sparks made an appearance, entertaining the attending children with a small concert and leading them in a dance routine. The event as a whole is part of the NFL PLAY 60 campaign, aimed at getting kids to realize how important healthy living is. All children in attendance that day earned an invite by participating in the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge in the months leading to the Super Bowl.

Among the activities the children enjoyed were football-related games, like Punt, Pass & Kick, and speed and mobility drills. 

Photo credits: Lopez Negrete Communications | NFL Experience Driven by Genesis

Kids and fitness take center stage at NFL Play 60 event