Originally published on SBReport.net on Jan. 23, 2012
The NFL is holding the fourth-annual "Play 60 Community Blitz" on January 24, participating in numerous events taking place in Hawaii during Pro Bowl week.
The events being held by the NFL allow the players and the league to give back to the Hawaiian community as a way of giving thanks for hosting the annual all-star game.
Events will be taking place on January 24 in association with the NFL's Play 60 program, designed to fight obesity in the nation's youth.
Other events taking place this week include showing support to the United State military. NFL players and volunteers will hold events on various military bases in Hawaii including a wounded warrior meet and greet at Schofield Army Barracks, in association with USAA.
Additionally, the NFL will partner with United Way to build a healthy food garden; host a Punt, Pass & Kick event with athletes from the Special Olympics of Hawaii and will lead NFL PLAY 60 Youth Football Festivals and cheer clinics.
A clinic will also be held for football players from Farrington High School to help with health and safety related to football. The USA Heads Up program will help teach concussion awareness, heat and hydration, while representatives from Riddell will be present to help teach proper helmet fitting practices.
The NFL's Play 60 Community Blitz, along with their "green" initiatives, gives the league a platform to give back to the Oahu community for hosting the league and its fans for the week.