The Kansas City Chiefs remain committed to the health and wellness of the entire Chiefs Kingdom. That spirit is epitomized through the organization’s various Chiefs Play 60 outreach activities which generated an estimated 2.5 million minutes of activity. Beginning with the 30,000+ area youth visiting the Chiefs Sports Lab Powered by Blue KC last year and continuing through the thousands of other individuals that participated in some of the team’s other Play 60 programming, the organization strives to spread its health and wellness messaging to children throughout the Midwest.

PLAY 60

Play 60 is the NFL’s national campaign designed to encourage young fans to be active for 60 minutes a day. The Play 60 challenge was started in response to an increasing rate of childhood obesity and the decline of physical education programs in many of America’s schools. NFL Play 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations and programs. Pledge here




CHIEFS SPORTS LAB

Located inside Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs Sports Lab is a destination for students of all ages! It features hands-on and interactive computer activities promoting the importance of being active in your daily life (Play 60), good nutrition and healthy living. This one-of-a-kind educational center aligns with the Missouri Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) and Kansas Standards, Benchmarks and Indicators (SBIs) in Science, Health and Physical Education. For more information about this field trip destination, including how your group can attend, click here.




CHIEFS YOUTH FOOTBALL OUTREACH

The Chiefs efforts to promote and expand youth football are at the forefront of the organization's focus. While that can be seen in a myriad of different programs, one shining example is the team's youth football field. Since its opening in the fall of 2008, this youth-specific football field located at University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex has enabled metro-area youth to get a taste for playing adjacent to the very fields their NFL heroes do. It’s an opportunity made available thanks to the generosity of the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs.

This field is located steps away from the Chiefs Practice Facility and Arrowhead Stadium and was made possible via the Hunt Family Foundation and the NFL Youth Football Funding Board. It provides area youth teams with an opportunity unlike any other. Youth games and practices take place on this field multiple days a week from September through November. It is also utilized in the spring and summer months for flag and instructional youth leagues.

In all, the field has been utilized by nearly 20,000 youth football players and coaches with excess of 35,000 spectators watching these future gridiron greats. Youth teams, leagues and programs including Bishop Miege High School, Blue Springs Football, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Della Lamb, , Football and Cheerleading Club of Johnson County, Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association, Heart of America Pop Warner, NFL High School Player Development, Police Athletic League, USA Football’s “Heads Up,” Wyandotte County Youth Football and Cheer and YMCA of Greater Kansas City have held practices, clinics or games on the field.

To date, the Chiefs have partnered with the NFL to donate nearly $2 million for metro-area field refurbishments and/or construction. This has benefited 11 local fields. These NFL Grassroots Community Football Field Grants are identified thanks to a partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). If you know of a field that should be considered, more information about the program and eligibility requirements can be found by clicking here.




BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Each year, the Chiefs are proud to join the National Football League in recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of this important initiative and to help raise awareness for the Chiefs Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, the Chiefs select one home game each season to feature a pink theme as the ball, the field, and the players themselves are accented in pink accents. This game is annually presented in conjunction with Hy-Vee and The University of Kansas Hospital and includes a celebration recognizing numerous local breast cancer survivors. Proceeds from sales of select merchandise items sold at the game also benefit The University of Kansas Hospital Cancer Center.




CHIEFS BLOOD DRIVE

The Chiefs Blood Drive asks Chiefs fans to give the gift of life. Each year, during Thanksgiving Week, a traditionally slow time of the year for blood donations, the Chiefs host the Chiefs Blood Drive. This effort gives Chiefs fans, staff members and partner organizations the opportunity to gift the gift of life and to support area hospitals, patients and physicians. Annually, the Kansas City Chiefs partner with the Community Blood Center to help boost the blood supply for the 70-plus hospital partners in Kansas and Missouri. For more information on blood donations in the metro area, please click here.