Did you catch Fuel Up to Play 60's Twitter Party with TeenNick and the McCourty Twins last week? Whether you participated or just saw a few tweets with #HowDoYouPlaySweeps, we're sharing the highlights from the conversation to see for yourself.
Then visit Love of Play to get involved!
NFL stars Devin and Jason McCourty -- A.K.A the McCourty Twins -- joined Fuel Up to Play 60 and TeenNick on Twitter to talk about their all-time favorite ways to get 60 minutes of play a day, and answered some questions from Nickelodeon.
Q: In a game of tag, would you rather be "it" or be chased?
A. It would be cool to experience being "it" since I never was as a kid.
Thanks so much for tweeting along and a big thanks to @FUTP60 for providing prizes! Share your playful moments using #loveofplay -- TeenNick (@teennick)
It's not too late to get in on the fun! If you're 13 or older, show us your #LoveOfPlay on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Post a healthy selfie or video showing how YOU get active, then tag and challenge others to see what they're made of for a chance to win exclusive NFL prizes!*
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Many will enter, few will win. See Official Rules. The NFL Entities (as defined by Official Rules) have not offered or sponsored this sweepstakes in any way.
What happens when the Silver and Black hit the streets of London?
NFL PLAY 60 fun, that's what! A group of Oakland Raiders players, including Darren McFadden, Justin Tuck and Marcel Reece, played with 150 local students and taught them about being healthy, PLAY 60-style.
OL Kevin Boothe had a great time, saying "It's a great PLAY 60 NFL event here with the kids out here in the London area."
"I've been impressed by their knowledge of the game. We've gone over a little of the fundamentals and throwing and catching and also some agility drills, so it's been a great time, great energy, and it's been a lot of fun."
Awesome! The Raiders play the Miami Dolphins in London on Sunday.
What do NFL players David Bruton from the Denver Broncos, Devin McCourty from the New England Patriots, Jason McCourty from the Tennessee Titans and Johnny Hekker from the St. Louis Rams have in common? They all want to know your favorite ways to play!
Fuel Up to Play 60 has launched the For the Love of Play campaign this week to show how easy and fun it is to get your 60 minutes of play a day at school, at home, and everywhere in between because active kids do better in school! Even NFL players are showing their #LoveOfPlay!
As a part of the campaign, you can enter for the chance to win exclusive NFL prizes* by showing us how you get your 60 minutes of play a day:
Now get outside and show us what you've got!
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Many will enter, few will win. See Official Rules at the NFL Entities (as defined by Official Rules) have not offered or sponsored this sweepstakes in any way.
Usually it's good advice to avoid meeting hungry Lions!
But not in this case.
The Detroit Lions have an awesome summer program called "Meet Up & Eat Up" that teaches healthy eating to kids in Southeast Michigan. Totally cool.
In addition to nutrition, everyone got their bodies moving. Lions players, alumni and mascot Roary joined Playworks Detroit in NFL PLAY 60 activities including Four Square, Kick Ball, Red Rover and jump rope. Fun!
Lions alumni included Scott Conover, Ron Rice and Tim Walton, along with current Lions linebacker Brandon Hepburn.
Along with their partners, the Detroit Lions will host six more Meet Up & Eat Up events at various locations throughout the remaining summer season and will continue into the fall.
The Oakland Raiders rookies and veterans hosted over 200 local kids at their NFL Play 60 Character Camp at the team's facility in Alameda, California. The boys and girls spent two days on the team's practice field learning football skills, while also learning from Raiders players and the veterans about the value of building good character and how important that is to building a good team.
The players loved it as much as the kids. "It's a great opportunity to get to spend some time with great kids," said veteran star Kevin Boothe. "Obviously, there's a football-learning aspect to it, but it's also a good character building camp. The kids out there have great attitudes and there's no doubt in my mind that they're going to grow up to be successful individuals, whether it's in athletics or elsewhere."
The camp worked both ways. Rookie players, including first round pick Khalil Mack, spent time with the kids. It was Mack's first opportunity as a professional athlete to participate in a community event and feel his impact on the kids and his responsibility to them. "It's crazy that they look at you the way they do and I just don't want to let them down and disappoint them in any way." said Mack.
NFL Play 60 the Raiders way: training bodies and building good character!
What is a Rookie Symposium?
It's like a summer school where NFL rookies prepare for life in the NFL and their new positions as ambassadors of the league.
Part of it included all rookies spending time with over 400 kids from the Ohio area at the Rookie Symposium PLAY 60 Youth Football Clinic.
They played interactive games, did football skills, and then chowed down with a healthy barbecue at the Cleveland Browns training facility.
The event supports the NFL's commitment to the community and encourages kids to lead an active lifestyle with the NFL PLAY 60 program.
The Carolina Panthers hosted their first Heads Up Football Moms Clinic in partnership with USA Football recently. Nearly 100 local moms attended the clinic at Bank of America Stadium.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera welcomed the moms, who spent an interactive evening learning about the importance of the Heads Up Football initiative.
Carolina Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion led an information session on how to properly manage heat and hydration for youth players. USA Football master trainer EZ Smith demonstrated proper fitting for helmet and shoulder pads.
“We hope all of these moms can now go back to their community and advocate to make sure their coaches are Heads Up Football certified,” said Smith.
Go to the USA Football page to learn more safe ways to play!
The Houston Texans recently visited Patrick Henry Middle School to help them celebrate the opening of their new track.
As a part of NFL PLAY 60 efforts, the school received a $10,000 grant from the Houston Texans Foundation to install a 400 meter cinder track, which will be used for all their sporting activities and other recreational activities to encourage 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
To celebrate the opening, Texans cheerleaders and Ambassador JJ MOSES helped kickoff a student vs. teacher track meet, where they participated in the 100 meter dash, 50 meter dash, 400 meter relay and 100 meter relay.
Head to NFL PLAY 60 to learn more cool ways to stay active!
Victor Cruz, New York Giants wide receiver, knows the importance of starting his day with a healthy breakfast - that’s why Fuel Up to Play 60 was so excited to team up with him to launch the It Starts With School Breakfast campaign!
Victor helped kick off the campaign by visiting PS 75 Emily Dickinson School in New York City. While there, he spoke with students about how important school breakfast is, sampled some delicious breakfast recipes and even made time to show off how he gets active.
Victor can’t go to every school to celebrate, but you can work with your teachers to organize your own school breakfast event!
Register or log in at Fuel Up To Play 60 to learn about It Starts With School Breakfast and the awesome prizes that are up for grabs if you get your school involved. Want an easier way to lead the charge?
Challenge your friends and classmates to eat a healthy school breakfast for a whole week!
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck and San Diego DE Kendall Reyes join winning students at Mission Middle School for the Make Your Move Contest Celebration Event.
Fuel Up to Play 60 and Quaker have awarded a total of $125,000 to support health and wellness initiatives in schools around the country.
Mission Middle School is one of the lucky schools that received a $15,000 school grant from the GENYOUth Foundation.
School breakfast is a great way to make sure you’re ready to tackle classes, hang out with friends, get through practice…and everything else that might happen in your busy day.
Be sure to start your day with school breakfast and encourage your friends and classmates to, as well. The best part? You could win some awesome NFL swag for getting involved.
This week is National School Breakfast Week – so what better time to get started? Jump over to Fuel Up to Play 60 to see how you can get involved!
Nine year-old Pittsburgh Steelers fan Thomas Brown was chosen as this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid! On February 2, Thomas gets to run on the field and hand the game ball to a game official moments before kickoff of Super Bowl XLVIII. SUPER cool, huh?
Thomas is a competitive swimmer who specializes in the backstroke, and a Cub Scout who enjoys surfing. In his contest essay, he suggested healthy-eating tips for Troy Polamalu and his teammates, writing “I would tell them to eat healthy foods that are not artificial. Eat veggies, lots of protein to build muscles, and stay away from junk food. It will also make your hair shinier, especially Troy. I think they should do this because I tried it and it has made me a better player on the field and a better student in the classroom.”
Thomas and his family traveled to Pittsburgh for a special surprise dinner with Polamalu and was treated to a tour of the Steelers facility, where he spent time with Steelers president Art Rooney II and players Heath Miller and Maurkice Pouncey.
Congratulations to Thomas Brown, the NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid for 2013-14!
“It’s All About The Ball,” said Pete Carroll head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. “Football is the philosophy for us. Taken care of the ball and creating turnovers is why we ended up being one of the top NFL teams. That was the very first thing I said to them at the first meeting said Pete Carroll. It's all about the ball.
Media day was very exciting. I didn't really know what to expect. There were different news stations and sports stations there all fighting to get interviews with the NFC and AFC champions. It was totally amazing to see the same players that I play with on Madden 25, right in front of me.
Everyone seemed willing to speak to me. I asked Wes Welker if it was bitter or sweet beating the Patriots to move on to the Super Bowl.
“A little bit of both” Welker said. Obviously playing with the patriots, you make a lot of friends and you wish the best for them but at the same time you're excited about the opportunity you have in front of you.
Yes! He is right. I’m was excited about the opportunity to speak with them. I tried to speak with Peyton Manning but the media formed a fortress around him and it was difficult to get through. I did get a chance to speak with Seattle's quarterback Russell Wilson. I asked him.. does playing baseball make you a better football player?
“I definitely think it does” Wilson says. Baseball helped me develop different types of throws. When you have big defensive lineman coming at you, sometimes you have to make that awkward throw. I inspire kids to play as many sports as possible.
Media day is something that I will always remember. Everybody was excited to be there. I believe that this is going to be an incredible Super Bowl with incredible players. Good luck to everybody.
NFLRUSH Kid Reporter
Today my plane got delayed for three hours, but I’m still excited to be going to New York. I am looking forward to Media Day, where I will be interviewing the Broncos and the Seahawks. I hope I get to talk to Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. I am also looking forward to the events happening later in the week, like the toboggan run, the Super Bowl, and pretty much everything else. It feels awesome to be the Super Kid!
NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid
Run, Jump, and PLAY 60! Can you run fast? Jump high? Turn quick? Do you have what it takes to PLAY 60? Collect coins and get football power-ups!
Jump into this super cool and fun endless runner game brought to you by the National Football League and the American Heart Association.
YOU MOVE & YOUR CHARACTER MOVES!
You run, jump, and turn WHILE HOLDING YOUR DEVICE and your character does the same. You move and your character moves on screen.
In NFL PLAY 60 you can:
· Collect coins to buy really cool NFL team gear.
· Unlock funky characters.
· Jump over fun obstacles.
· Get NFL football power-ups that give you 2x points.
· Get American Heart Association hearts that make you invincible.
· Find activity ideas on how to get moving with your friends.
· Get involved with NFL PLAY 60 and AHA through additional resources.
Get moving, play today!
Congratulations to our 2013-2014 NFL Punt, Pass & Kick National Champions! What an awesome achievement for you all! Be sure to tune into the Chargers vs. Broncos game tomorrow at 4:40pm ET on CBS to see a special tribute to this year’s NFL PPK National Champions!
This year’s champions are:
6-7 Girls: Kloie
6-7 Boys: Marco
8-9 Girls: Samantha
8-9 Boys: Luke
10-11 Girls: Eryn
10-11 Boys: Jason
12-13 Girls: Sophia
12-13 Boys: Alex
14-15 Girls: Alisa
14-15 Boys: Nathan
Click here to all of the 2013-14 NFL PPK National Finalists!
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson visits students at Shiloh Point Elementary School as part of the NFL PLAY 60 campaign to encourage kids to get 60 minutes of exercise a day.
He addressed a special assembly of students on the importance of staying active and eating healthy before leading them in a fitness class.
The school also received a grant for $10,000 for health and wellness programming and equipment.
To learn more go to NFL PLAY 60.
Excited about the Thanksgiving break? What better way to spend your time off than entering a contest that helps you get active AND offers the chance to win prizes, like money for your school or an NFL player visit for your school? It’s super easy thanks to the Fuel Up To Play 60’s Make Your Move campaign!
Need some ideas to get started? We got you covered! Don’t forget to pop over to the Student Dashboard to learn more about how get involved or to start making your move. Hurry, this opportunity ends on November 30!
You cheer their moves every Sunday, Monday and Thursday on the football field, but do NFL players have the moves off the field? See for yourself as Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins, Corey Wootton of the Chicago Bears, Steve Smith and Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers team up with Fuel Up to Play 60 to launch Make Your Move – a campaign to inspire students, teachers, parents and community members to get active.
Watch these NFL players battle Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors to see who have the ultimate moves.
Make Your Move runs through November and gives YOU a variety of ways to get involved for the chance to win awesome prizes like an NFL player visit or a $15,000 grant for your school
Head to www.FuelUpToPlay60.com now to learn more and get involved..
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Many will enter, few will win. See official rules at school.fueluptoplay60.com/contest/rules.php. The NFL Entities (as defined in Official Rules) have not offered or sponsored this sweepstakes in any way.
We're thrilled to announce that 8-year-old Sarah from New Jersey is the Grand Prize Winner of the NFL PLAY 60 Invention Contest! Congratulations Sarah!
Three finalists presented their wonderful ideas to a panel of experts during the Grand Prize Event hosted at NFL Headquarters in New York City on October 29.
Check out Sarah's winning idea!
The Carolina Panthers were last year’s Back to Football Fan Challenge winner and the recipient of a $30,000 grant from the NFL. Riley Fields used that money to start the vision you’ll see in this video. After raising an additional $220k (including some additional funds kicked in from the League), this amazing PLAY 60 Play Space opened in Freedom Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The New England Patriots are our winners from this year’s Back to Football Fan Challenge and will receive a $30k Community Refurbishment Project.
Help celebrate the start of the NFL season in Baltimore and be part of the NFL PLAY 60 Kickoff Youth Football Festival at Patterson Park!
We’re looking for boys and girls ages 6-13 who live in the Baltimore area and want to learn how fun it can be to PLAY 60! You don’t have to be a football player or know anything about the game to enjoy this event. Registered kids will have the chance to be taken through a special PLAY 60 clinic to learn different football skills and drills led by USA Football and Under Armour coaches. Some former NFL stars will also be in attendance.
Click here to register your kids today!