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NFL Play 60 and Special Olympics Team Up For Inclusive Fitness

The NFL Play 60 program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles for children by getting young people physically active for 60 minutes a day.

Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer and Special Olympics Supporter Will Shields recently led an NFL Play 60 virtual workout for Special Olympics athletes in Kansas City. The exercise session was introduced by Jamaal Charles, Special Olympics Global Ambassador and former Kansas City Chiefs running back, followed by Special Olympics Supporter Gracie Hunt.

NFL Foundation Partnership

NFL Foundation grants fund Special Olympics Unified Sports®, which builds inclusive communities by enabling people with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same team. The NFL’s support for flag football has helped make it one of the fastest growing sports in Special Olympics across the country. From 2017 to 2019, the number of athletes competing in flag football has increased 37% from 7,400 to more than 10,000 players.