The Chiefs Community Caring Team, including Dontari Poe and Allen Bailey, worked with the Muñoz Agency on Tuesday, which was founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame T Anthony Muñoz. The players led local youth through an NFL Play 60 Character Camp.
The camp included youth from The Guadalupe Center and El Centro. It promoted being active for 60 minutes a day, emphasized the importance of eating healthy and also taught the students the qualities or values that shape your life, including faith, gratefulness, self-control, loyalty, honor, responsibility, truthfulness and integrity.
"We want to help these kids be able to make good decisions, we want to marry the play 60 curriculum and this character component," Michael Muñoz, President of the Muñoz Agency, said. "We're partnered with 20 teams, including the Chiefs and think it's a great way to help these kids learn about football, be active, have them running around and then also teaching them strong character."
Every September, the Chiefs honor Hispanic Heritage month, which began on September 15th. It is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16th and Chile on September 18th.
"We had fun with these kids, teaching them football drills and encouraging them to Play 60," Allen Bailey said. "We did a quarterback drill, punting drills, all sorts of things. Growing up, I didn't have anything like this, so it's fun to be able to give this to them and teach them proper nutrition, exercising and showing them different drills."
Dontari Poe and Allen Bailey help the Chiefs host the Play 60 Character Event with the Guadalupe Center on September 23, 2014 at the University of Kansas Training Facility
The event was in collaboration with USA Football and their NFL FLAG curriculum, which introduces children to football by teaching basic skills in a non-contact setting.
To learn more about the Play 60 Character Camps, visit their site here.