Wayside's Zion Lutheran To Be Introduced During Team Introductions; Punt, Pass & Kick Exhibition Set For Pregame
In recognition of NFL PLAY 60, the Green Bay Packers will host 15 students from Zion Lutheran in Wayside on-field for player introductions and the national anthem at Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Wearing special PLAY 60 jerseys, the children were selected for winning the PLAY 60 Challenge last March and demonstrating the importance of good health and being active.
In support of NFL PLAY 60 program, Monday's game was designated as the Packers' 'NFL PLAY 60' game to help raise awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic and showcase the NFL and its clubs' commitment to help reverse this trend. On-field elements will include PLAY 60 field stencils, banners and goal post wraps.
The NFL launched the 'PLAY 60' games on Thanksgiving Day and they are continuing throughout Weeks 12-14 at various NFL stadiums. As part of the campaign, a new playground installed Oct. 20 at Green Bay's Nicolet Elementary School during the NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle project was featured in a national television commercial during halftime of the Packers-Lions game Thanksgiving Day.
About NFL PLAY 60: Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with partner organizations. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed $200 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and media time for PSAs.
ALSO MONDAY, the annual Punt, Pass & Kick Packers team championship will take place in the afternoon at the Don Hutson Center. Seventeen boys and 17 girls ages 8 to 15, advanced through local, regional and sectional competitions across Wisconsin to reach the championship contest.
All 34 competitors will later display their passing talents on Lambeau Field Monday night as part of the pregame festivities, with the competition winners introduced as well.