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50 Clay County students surprised with chance to attend NFL Pro Bowl

Students will participate in football clinics with NFL stars

50 Clay County students were surprised with an opportunity to attend the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando (PHOTO: Jacksonville Jaguars)
50 Clay County students were surprised with an opportunity to attend the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando (PHOTO: Jacksonville Jaguars)

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars selected 50 Play 60 students from Lake Asbury Elementary School on Friday to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 event at the Pro Bowl in Orlando. The Jaguars and representatives with the Players Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital made a surprise visit to Lake Asbury Elementary to make the big announcement.

The surprise was set up as an interview for Fuel Up to Play 60 ambassador Chase Carroll, the face of the program in Florida, to speak about his experience and how participating in Play 60 has positively impacted the school. At the end of the interview, Carroll was asked whether he had ever been to the Pro Bowl. At that time, Jaxson de Ville, members of the The Roar of the Jaguars and Wolfie, the mascot for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, all jumped out from behind the curtains to reveal that the 50 students in the room would be taking a field trip to Orlando to take part in 2017 NFL Play 60 Pro Bowl clinic, along with other NFL Pro Bowl activities.

“We’re so proud to be the co-sponsor of Fuel Up to Play 60 with the Jaguars for our area through the Players Center for Child Health, and we’re excited that these kids, who are making healthy activity a part of their lives at a young age, are getting this opportunity to play with NFL players,” Wolfson Children’s Hospital President Michael D. Aubin said.

From 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1 – 2 p.m. Jan. 26, the NFL will host two Play 60 clinics with current NFL players and local students from Fuel Up to Play 60 schools. The Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host community groups from their region at the Play 60 clinics, which will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

The event will allow students to take part in an hourlong session of Play 60 drills with top NFL players, teaching them basic football skills and the importance of staying active. Play 60 is the NFL’s campaign to promote youth health and wellness, aimed at encouraging kids to be active for 60 minutes a day.

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