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Chiefs Rookie Club Visits YMCA Challenger

Posted Oct 3, 2013

On Tuesday, the Chiefs Rookie Club jumped on the Play 60 bus to visit special needs students at the YMCA Challenger Sports Complex in Kansas City, Missouri.

The complex is built for all children; it is designed for the inclusion of athletes with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Five different stations were set up, each of which highlighted a different Play 60 drill. The Chiefs rookies led the drills as the students energetically participated.

“We’re just out here trying to make the kids smile,” LB Nico Johnson explained. “It kind of touched me more than you may think. It’s a blessing to me (to be here). My mom died with type 2 diabetes. She didn’t eat right, she didn’t exercise like she was supposed to and eating right, taking care of your body and exercising is the most important thing.”

Over the years, the Chiefs have made a strong push for the NFL’s Play 60 message and supporting all children’s involvement in the Play 60 program. Like the Chiefs, the YMCA holds the belief that all children need to know the importance of staying fit and leading a healthy lifestyle, making the Chiefs and the YMCA great community partners.

Following the Play 60 drills, the Chiefs signed autographs and took photos with the students and their families.

Check out the video below and more photos here.

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