More than 100 local kids, ages 4 to 15, attended the event on Saturday, July 21.
To make the next generation of youth "the most active and healthy," former NFL players, local high school players and coaches, and local children gathered together as part of the NFL's Play 60 challenge on Saturday, July 21, at Matanzas High School.
More than 100 local kids, ages 4 to 15, attended the event — the sixth such event held in the county. Matanzas last hosted NFL Play 60, which was launched in 2007 as part of an initiative to tackle childhood obesity, in 2016.
There were no such programs back when Sam Sword, a former NFL linebacker and one of the organizers of the event, was a kid. The only camps available at the time cost money. Saturday presented more than just a chance to get kids active.
"It doesn't cost to exercise,"said Sword, who played one year for the Oakland Raiders and three years for the Indianapolis Colts. "At the end of the day, it's about getting kids to get up, get outside and get moving."