Variety of NFL Play Football events will reach hundreds of student-athletes across Minnesota
Super Bowl LII brings much more than a game to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Throughout the week preceding the game, hundreds of student-athletes will have the opportunity to learn and develop football and life skills through a series of Play Football events hosted by the NFL Youth & High School Football department. From family football festivals to character development camps, students and football players of all ages will be celebrated all week-long.
Note: NFL players and Legends in attendance will be added in the daily media advisories.
PLAY FOOTBALL FAMILY FESTIVAL
To celebrate the football community and the coaches and players that bring passion, fun and excitement to the sport, the NFL will host a Play Football Family Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Shakopee High School (100 17th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379). Guests will have an opportunity to participate in various activities and enjoy entertainment elements such as photo opportunities, and breakout panel sessions. The festival will conclude with an NFL player speech.
PLAY FOOTBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL DEVELOPMENTAL CAMP
The NFL Youth & High School Football department will once again host a Developmental Camp in the community on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m. in Braemar Arena (7501 Ikola Way, Edina, MN 55439) for current and future football players in middle school. Participants will learn various football skills and drills designed for developing football players and a chance to discuss character and football values associated with the game.
PLAY FOOTBALL BREAKFAST
The NFL Youth & High School Football department will host a breakfast for 40 key partners and stakeholders on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at NFL House. The Youth & High School Football Partner Breakfast will help foster further development and support for youth and high school football initiatives, provide networking opportunities, and serve as an open forum to discuss the Youth & High School Football landscape. This breakfast is also an opportunity for the NFL Youth & High School Football department to thank those who are committed to growing the game of football.
PLAY FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOL DAY
The NFL will celebrate high school football participants on Friday, Feb. 2 from 4-8:30 p.m. at Super Bowl Experience driven by Genesis. The NFL Youth & High School department will provide 300 complimentary tickets to local high school football players. These student-athletes will have an opportunity to invite one peer who does not currently play football but interested in joining the squad to attend and learn more about the game.
Play Football High School Day activities include a skills and drills session on the Play Football field, breakout sessions led by professionals in the sports industry, and a chance to explore Super Bowl Experience.
SUPER BOWL LII CAMERA RUN THROUGH WITH NORTH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday, Feb. 2, football players from Minneapolis’ North Community High School will participate in a walk-through at U.S. Bank Stadium for a camera test for NBC’s Super Bowl LII broadcast. These student-athletes will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take the field and run a few plays before the NFC and AFC champions compete for the Lombardi Trophy.
After the camera walk through, North High School will join other high school football players and students at Play Football High School Football Day at Super Bowl Experience driven by Genesis.
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