With training camp on the horizon, some of the NFL's top players are hitting the beautiful beaches of the Cayman Islands to compete in a series of competitions in the NFL Cayman Challenge premiering on Wednesday, July 14 at 8:00 PM ET only on NFL Network. The program re-airs on Sunday, July18 at 9 PM ET.
The one-hour special was filmed entirely on the island of Grand Cayman and features eight current NFL stars contending in a series of team-competition sporting events for a cash prize that will be donated to the charity of their choice. The players and events are as follows:
Daunte Culpepper (Vikings)
Brian Finneran (Falcons)
Ed Reed (Ravens)
Marcellus Wiley (Cowboys)
Roy Williams (Cowboys)
A.J. Feeley (Dolphins)
Ephraim Salaam (Jaguars)
Bubba Franks (Packers
EVENT 1: Kayak Relay Race
EVENT 2: Snorkeling Treasure Hunt
EVENT 3: Castaway
EVENT 4: Jet Ski Slalom
EVENT 5: Golf
EVENT 6: Maxi Yacht Race
The one-hour special, which grew out of discussions between the NFL and CHOWDER, the Cayman Islands' creative agency, also marks the destination's latest foray into the burgeoning world of branded content.
The Cayman Islands will receive tremendous exposure during the Challenge. The campaign will be supported by a promotional sweepstakes that will include a grand prize winner and guest receiving a package to attend one of the NFL's opening weekend games followed by a trip to Grand Cayman.
In addition to the competition, the one-hour special will also include vignettes chronicling the athletes' and their families' vacations on the island. The event will be hosted by NFL Network's Michelle Beadle and Houston Texans' Cheerleader Carrie Milbank.
About Cayman Islands
Located 480 miles south of Miami in the quiet western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travelers, honeymooners and families. World renowned for its beaches and diving spots, and ranked as the world's fifth largest financial center, the Cayman Islands offer exciting recreational opportunities along with friendly, high quality, modern service. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, visit www.caymanislands.ky or www.divecayman.ky or call your local travel agent.
About Chowder, Inc.
Formed in April 2002, Chowder, Inc.is an independent company solely devoted to the creation, development, production and distribution of original content for advertising/entertainment.
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