Colts Host Youth Football Clinic for Hispanic Youth
On Tuesday, September 22, the Indianapolis Colts partnered with La Plaza to host a free football camp for 100 Hispanic youth at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. The camp was part of a nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place September 15 through October 15. In recent years, NFL football has become increasingly popular with the Hispanic population in the United States. According to the 2007 ESPN Sports Poll, more Hispanics choose the NFL as their favorite sports league than any other professional sports league in the country. The Colts designed the camp to engage some of those fans while providing a fun and safe environment for them to learn more about the game of football.
The camp featured Colts alumni players Darvell Huffman and Micah Moon. At the start of the camp, the players talked briefly to the middle school-aged youth about the importance of being active at least 60 minutes each day as a part of the NFL's national PLAY 60 campaign. The youngsters then had the opportunity to rotate through a set of five football drills with the help of Huffman and Moon. In addition, the Colts provided transportation for the camp participants, as well as Colts goodie bags.
About La Plaza
La Plaza is a non-profit organization that serves more than 7,000 Central Indiana Latinos annually by providing families with access to essential, health and social services and educational programs. In addition, they provide opportunities for over 35,000 people annually to build understanding and appreciation of the Latino community through participation in a wide variety of cultural activities. For more information, visit www.laplaza-indy.org.
About PLAY 60
PLAY 60 was launched in 2007 by the NFL and its 32 teams to address the growing childhood obesity issues in America. Through a variety of public service announcements, events, youth football camps and more, the league hopes to help increase the activity levels of youth across the United States. For more information, visit www.nflplay60.com.