Let's Play: local children put to the test in NFL Play 60 event
For 60 minutes, Flagler County and the surrounding areas' children were put to the test.
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 22.
It was the fifth such event held in the county but the first ever held at FPC. Matanzas High School hosted Play 60, which was launched in 2007 as part of an initiative to tackle childhood obesity, in 2016.
But for Sam Sword, a former NFL linebacker and one of the organizers of the event, Saturday presented more than just a chance to get kids active.
"Whatever positive message we can get to the kids, we're all for," said Sword, who played one year for the Oakland Raiders and three years for the Indianapolis Colts. "For me, it's about the community. ... It's about those kids."