DENVER –The Denver Broncos this weekend are partnering with NFL México to host nine children from "Team Diablos," the 2015 champion of the Tochito flag football program.
In addition to attending Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens and receiving pregame recognition, the children will partake in several other Denver-area activities, including a visit to the Denver Zoo and a tour of Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday.
"This is the first time these children have visited the United States and will attend an NFL football game," Broncos Manager of Fan Development Marisol Villagomez said. "The team couldn't be more excited to host the group and show them what Broncos Country is all about."
As part of Mexico's physical education programs and extra-curricular activities, 27 of 32 states in Mexico participate in the Tochito program that has been active in Mexico for the past 15 years. In 2012, the initiative between the NFL and the Institute of Sports in Mexico City was formed, with the intent of encouraging the play of flag football across the country.
The platform includes league tournaments run across Mexico in seven different age brackets, ranging from 6-25 years old. In 2015, 500 schools across the country participated in the tournament between February and May. "Team Diablos" was the champion of the 11-12-year-old age group.