Special Olympics: football clinic by NFL Players - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Special Olympics: football clinic by NFL Players

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Kids are taught to dream big. For a day, a large group of New York City kids were able to live out their dream of taking the field with a professional football player.

Special Olympics athletes from New York City's District 75 along with other students who've overcome challenges hit the turf with many of the future stars of the NFL. Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, and other NFL players put on football clinic as part of the NFL Play 60 campaign.

Along with speaking with the kids about physical fitness, the NFL really stressed the message of handling adversity. Many of the athletes have already faced tons of challenges in their life and the players wanted to make sure they knew that no obstacle is too big to overcome.

With flag football a featured event at this year's Special Olympics USA Games New Jersey, this group of athletes will take plenty of knowledge from the pros onto the field them this summer.

  • Special Olympics StoriesMore>>

  • Special Olympics: baseball debuts

    Special Olympics: baseball debuts

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-06-20 09:31:33 GMT
    Baseball holds a special place on the American sports landscape. From a crack of the bat to a roar of the crowd, it is baseball. And it is making a debut at this year's Special Olympics USA Games.Delaware and Alabama played in the bronze medal game. Rhode Island and Tony Vlahovic's team from New Jersey competed for the first ever championship.
    Baseball holds a special place on the American sports landscape. From a crack of the bat to a roar of the crowd, it is baseball. And it is making a debut at this year's Special Olympics USA Games.Delaware and Alabama played in the bronze medal game. Rhode Island and Tony Vlahovic's team from New Jersey competed for the first ever championship.
  • Special Olympics: gymnastics

    Special Olympics: gymnastics

    Thursday, June 19 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-06-19 23:14:53 GMT
    Three athletes and two coaches make up New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team. They call themselves the Fab 5. Coach Donna Roberto says they've been training for the last 9 months. The athletes -- Alyssa Sims, Courtney Muns, and Molly Hebert -- were among the 32 participants involved in the gymnastics competition.
    Three athletes and two coaches make up New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team. They call themselves the Fab 5. Coach Donna Roberto says they've been training for the last 9 months. The athletes -- Alyssa Sims, Courtney Muns, and Molly Hebert -- were among the 32 participants involved in the gymnastics competition.
  • Special Olympics Future Stars

    Special Olympics Future Stars

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:42:28 GMT
    Sure, 6-year-old Aimee Clark runs because it feels nice to have the wind in her hair, a cheering crowd at her back and, ultimately, a medal around her neck, but she also brought her talents to the track at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Special Olympics facility in Lawrenceville, N.J., on a scorching-hot Wednesday with another goal in mind.
    Sure, 6-year-old Aimee Clark runs because it feels nice to have the wind in her hair, a cheering crowd at her back and, ultimately, a medal around her neck, but she also brought her talents to the track at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Special Olympics facility in Lawrenceville, N.J., on a scorching-hot Wednesday with another goal in mind.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices