In honor of American Indian Heritage month, the Chiefs and the Haskell Indian Health Center hosted an NFL Play 60 clinic for the Native American youth of the Lawrence community.
"The Play 60 outreach event at Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park provided over 75 American Indian youth hands-on practice in testing hand-eye coordination, agility and speed drills, and provided important health and wellness information," Bill Chapin, Senior Vice President of Business Operations said. "This event kicks off several outreach events and ceremonies as part of the Chiefs recognizing and celebrating American Indian Heritage Month."
Students in third through seventh grades, interacted with Chiefs players and learned about the importance of being active for 60 minutes a day, along with the importance of proper health and nutrition.
"The Play 60 events are so important," Tyler Bray said. "It's a great way to get kids active, whether is throwing the ball around, running ladders, running through the cones, doing touchdown dances, it's all a lot of fun. I'm part Native American from the Potawatomi tribe, so it's great to give back to the American Indian community."
The Haskell Indian Health Center's Diabetes Prevention Program and the Kansas City Chiefs have partnered to bring the NFL Play 60 initiative in Lawrence, Kansas. This event is for American Indian youth 3rd-7th grade.
American Indian Heritage month is a time to honor American Indians and their contributions to U.S. history. The Chiefs and the American Indian Community Working Group, in association with the American Indian Center of the Great Plains, will be celebrating and honoring American Indian Heritage Month throughout the week and on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.