As part of the NFL/Jaguars PLAY 60 initiative to increase youth physical fitness, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Wolfson Children's Hospital partnered with the Donovin Darius Foundation on Saturday, October 20th to host a "Nothing's Out of Bounds" Fun Field Day at EverBank Field.
The participants included 65 children with Down Syndrome from Hope Haven Children's Clinic and their families, who enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities, which included a tour of the stadium, motivational talk by former Jaguars Safety Donovin Darius and field activities at the stadium's new PLAY 60 zone.
Jaguars Foundation President Peter Racine said, "Donovin and the cadre of volunteers brought a high level of energy and excitement to the kids. Every child received VIP attention and learned more about the importance of staying active and engaging in family activities."
"It was my pleasure to serve the families of Hope Haven Children's Clinic. From the 'high-fives' at check-in, all the fun activities on the field, to the 'Lean on Me' sing-a-long, I had the most amazing time, said Darius. "I would like to thank all those who allowed us to make this event a success." In addition to the Jaguars Foundation and Wolfson Children's Hospital, support was provided by Firehouse Subs, TEC Works, Jax Federal Credit Union, the Jaguars' Booster Club, the Jaguars Champions Club, and Hope Haven.
This is the first in a series of PLAY 60 C.A.M.P. (Character – Action – Motivation – Purpose) fun-day events that will be hosted over the next few months by the Donovin Darius Foundation, Wolfson Children's Hospital and the Jaguars Foundation. For more information about upcoming C.A.M.P. days, contact Bonnie Upright at (904) 955-1278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jaguars Foundation and Wolfson Children's Hospital partner in the local implementation of the national NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote at least 30 minutes of fitness activities during the school day and 30 minutes after school daily. The program includes a partnership with Duval County Public Schools serving more than 3,000 6th grade students, as well as grants to community agencies promoting fitness and healthy eating programs for kids. The American Heart Association is the national partner of the NFL for PLAY 60. For more information, go to the Jaguars Foundation's PLAY 60 page at www.jaguars.com.