Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 12:00 AM MST Combine Timing and Testing The Combine begins in Indianapolis and runs through March 6.
  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 2:00 PM MST Deadline to designate Francise or Transition Players Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
  • Tue., Mar. 07, 2017 12:00 AM MST Teams may negotiate with their own Unrestricted Free Agents

    During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

  • Thu., Mar. 09, 2017 12:00 AM MST 2017 League Year and Free Agency begin

    The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meeting Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason workouts Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
  • Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents. Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
  • Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 12:00 AM MDT 2017 NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft begins in Philadelphia and runs through April 29.
Print
RSS

Broncos kickoff Play 60 with local kids clubs

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Broncos mascot Miles and a Broncos cheerleader joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver for football and fitness training to kickoff the fall Play 60 Challenge.

DENVER -- There was no shortage of smiles and laughs Wednesday at the Owen Boys and Girls Club.

More than 120 kids from half of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver convened at Owen for the Denver Broncos/Gatorade Junior Training Camps, an event the Broncos hold to kickoff to the fall Play 60 Challenge. The kids were greeted by Broncos cheerleader Kisato and Broncos mascot Miles before running through football and fitness training, including running, throwing, tackling and diving catch drills. "Hit it like someone who stole your lunch money," one kid yelled during a drill with a tackling dummy.

"The kids are excited, and the staff’s excited as well," said Rick Cope, the Director of Club Operation for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. "Anytime we do anything with the Broncos, it’s a great time for the kids and the staff."

Helping organize the event were members of Owen's Keystone Club, high school-aged club members who volunteer in leadership positions. Miles and Kisato provided motivation and also got involved in the drills. Miles even tried his hand at quarterbacking, tossing the ball for a few diving catches.

Miles and Co. will travel to the Broncos Boys and Girls Club to hold the same event for the other half of Denver clubs on Thursday. Cope says the event is one of the biggest on his calendar each year and it is a great experience that brings the kids from all clubs together.

The Play 60 Challenge is a 4-6 week program started through a partnership between the NFL and American Heart Association to inspire kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day in school and at home. NFL Play 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL’s in-school, after-school and team-based programs.

For community updates follow @BroncosOffField on Twitter and head to https://www.facebook.com/BroncosCommunity.