On December 2 when the Oakland Raiders host the Cleveland Browns, children from the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation will serve as ambassadors in support of NFL PLAY 60, a league-wide effort to fight childhood obesity by getting kids active for at least 60 minutes a day.
The youngsters from Oakland Parks and Rec will participate in a pre-game field presentation and the Raiders will host the regional championship round of the Punt, Pass & Kick competition during halftime festivities at O.co Coliseum.
In addition, the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation will receive a $35,000 Youth Fitness Zone Grant to improve the playground at Brookdale Park, which used by more than 5,000 children from the surrounding area.
As part of the refurbishment, the Brookdale Park NFL Play 60 Playground will incorporate NFL Play 60 Oakland Raiders logos into the rubberized surface and or on the surrounding benches where hundreds of park visitors, athletes, teams and volunteers use the park daily for games, programming and leisure.
The Brookdale NFL Play 60 Oakland Raiders logo will be a constant reminder to ensure our youth get out and play at least 60 minutes per day. The Youth Fitness Zone Grant, awarded by the Oakland Raiders and NFL Charities, is part of the NFL’s commitment to health and fitness.
In support of NFL PLAY 60, all Thanksgiving weekend games raised awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic and showcase the NFL and its clubs’ commitment to help reverse this trend. Continuing in the coming weeks, teams designate a home game as an ‘NFL PLAY 60’ game, with the Raiders theming Sunday's contest versus Cleveland. In association with the ‘NFL PLAY 60’ game, the Raiders have teamed up with the City of Oakland Parks and Recreation.
For the second consecutive year, communities across the country can enter for a chance to receive a visit from the NFL PLAY 60 Bus featured in the PLAY 60 commercials. Schools and community centers can enter the NFL PLAY 60 Bus contest by writing two short essays and submitting a photo on how the PLAY 60 Bus could help the youth in their town get more active and healthy.
One deserving community will receive a visit from the PLAY 60 Bus full of sports equipment and gear. Fans can visit www.NFLRUSH.com to learn more.
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win in the 2012 NFL PLAY 60 Bus Contest (hereafter, “Contest”). Starts 12:00:00 pm ET on 11/20/12, ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on 2/10/13 (“Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. and DC 18 years who are (i) School Administrators, Teachers, PTA or PTO leaders, Managers or Directors of public state-accredited, private or vocational schools or after-school programs (run by a public state-accredited, private or vocational school or which is licensed in their state) with grades between K and 8th located in the 50 U.S. or DC; or (ii) Managers or Directors of nonprofit or 501(c) organizations with an after-school program or community center located in the 50 U.S. or DC for children in grades between K and 8th. For this Contest, a School Administrator is defined as a Principal, Vice-Principal, Dean, Superintendent or Health and Wellness Administrator. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules available at NFLRUSH.com/bus during Promotion Period or by sending a SASE for receipt by 3/25/13 to: 2012 NFL PLAY 60 Bus Contest RULES, P.O. Box 17009, Bridgeport, CT, 06673-7009. Sponsor: NFL Properties LLC.