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NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability Guide

NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability Guide

Welcome to the NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability Guide

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The NFL has a long-standing commitment to promoting health and wellness for young fans through NFL PLAY 60. Unfortunately children with mobility-related conditions are likely to be less active than their peers, which can lead to lack of strength, obesity and other health issues.

To ensure all kids have an equal opportunity to play, the NFL has teamed up with Shriners Hospitals for Children, a recognized leader in caring for children with orthopaedic conditions and spinal cord injuries, by providing an NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability Guide. The NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability Guide includes adaptive activities and tips so children with mobility challenges will have the opportunity to participate and pursue a healthy lifestyle.

For more than 90 years, the staff of Shriners Hospitals for Children has been improving the lives of children, helping them overcome significant challenges and have the confidence to pursue their dreams. The NFL and Shriners Hospitals for Children are committed to giving children with mobility challenges the ability, self -confidence and opportunity to get active for 60 minutes a day.

Why NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability?

  • 89 percent of children with some level of disability attend public schools.
  • Nearly 13 percent of students in public schools have some level of disability.*
  • Children with different physical abilities have a higher rate of obesity and BMI than their peers.**
  • Evidence shows that regular physical activity promotes significant health benefits to all children.
  • By learning adaptive activities, more children will be able to lead an active lifestyle.

Goals of NFL PLAY 60 All-Ability

  • Include children who may not currently be able to participate in all physical activity events.
  • Build confidence in children with mobility-related challenges, while giving them the opportunity to play alongside their peers.
  • Be a proactive leader in the community to encourage and promote the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle for all children.
  • Provide opportunities that demonstrate the value of teamwork.
  • Encourage kids with mobility challenges to play 60 minutes every day.
  • The NFL and Shriners Hospitals for Children encourages everyone to include adaptive and all-ability activities so that no child is left on the sidelines.

*U.S. Department of Education, 2012 study http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/
** Center for Disease Control, 2008 survey. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/obesity.html

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