ASAP after school students at Adams Park Community Center, Peabody Elementary School, and St. Frances Cabrini scored a touchdown in the National Football League's (NFL) Play60 Campaign with the St. Louis Rams on October 24, 2013. The team invited ASAP to the new St. Louis Rams Training Academy to take part in passing and catching drills, along with speed and footwork exercises. Staff also spoke to the after school students about being healthy and getting an adequate amount of exercise each day.
In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.
Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round. To date, the NFL has dedicated over $200 million to youth health and wellness through NFL PLAY 60.
A special thanks to the St. Louis Rams.