New NFL Program Boosts Youth Flag Football

(September 3, 2014) NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell was scheduled to announce a new program Wednesday aimed at boosting flag football participation by providing kits to a half-million youngsters.

The new program, which will supply elementary schools and after-school programs nationwide with equipment and instruction, targets six cities including Dallas as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Seattle.

Plans are for the Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative, run in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association, to expand nationwide in three years.

Funded as part of the league's $45 million commitment to USA Football, the program is designed to keep children active while stressing good nutrition and enabling them to learn the basics of football.

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