CHIEFS TO HOST 30 LOCAL YOUTH ATHLETES
FOR PILOT NFL LEADERSHIP EVENT
The Kansas City Chiefs will host 30 local youth athletes from Bishop LeBlond, Rockhurst, Raytown, Raytown South, De Soto and Blue Valley Southwest at the Pavilion at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, June 28 as part of a special NFL Leadership Program, in partnership with the National Guard. The day-long event will include a character development presentation from a Player Engagement Prep NFL representative. Kansas City is one of only four markets chosen to host this pilot program.
Participants will take part in a leadership reaction course activity, prepared and instructed by the National Guard and will also volunteer at Harvesters Community Food Network, a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products. Former Chiefs quarterback Tony Adams will address the youth group at Harvesters.
The NFL Leadership Program is designed to provide high school athletes with a better understanding of what it means to be a leader both on and off the football field as well as a clear picture of the importance of good character and higher education, regardless of their potential as a collegiate or professional player. To be eligible, participants must be a member of their high school football team, hold a 2.5 GPA and maintain at least 80% attendance as well as exhibit leadership qualities like teamwork, integrity, dedication and commitment.