The NFL will host several community events throughout Pro Bowl week in Las Vegas
The impact of 2022 PRO BOWL PRESENTED BY VERIZON will extend far beyond Allegiant Stadium, coming to life with the many NFL youth and community football events planned for Pro Bowl week in Las Vegas. Whether it’s a park renovation project, flag football games or greening projects, thousands of local children and their families will experience the positive impact and community spirit of the NFL. Pro-Bowl.
The NFL will kick off Pro Bowl week festivities on Wednesday, February 2 with the NFL GREEN WETLANDS RESTORATION PROJECT and PRO BOWL LEGACY PRESS CONFERENCE. In conjunction with Clark County, the NFL will work to revitalize portions of Clark County Wetlands Park by planting 1,200 native trees and plants with students and community volunteers to improve the quality of the air, reduce the urban heat island effect, create wildlife and pollinator habitats, and reduce fuels for wildfires.
Later in the week, the NFL will host its PRO BOWL COMMUNITY DAY, where NFL legends will participate in hands-on volunteer activities alongside local youth. Activities will include renovating Wells Park by painting graffiti picnic tables, planting trees and contributing to a community mural on one of the exterior walls of the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada. Other activities will include packing “care” bags for community members affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as writing positive messages as part of a prompt wall that promotes the acceptance and inclusion. The wall will be displayed at a local organization that supports the LGBTQ+ community.
Additionally, the NFL will strive to bridge the digital divide through continued NFL FOUNDATION INSPIRE CHANGE HUDDLE LEGACY PROGRAM. The NFL has partnered with Comp-U-Dopt, with support from the Nevada Latin Chamber of Commerce Inc., to provide laptops, technical assistance and a digital literacy program to more than 200 families across the need. This event will aim to break down barriers to education, especially for people who speak English as a second language.
On the Saturday of Pro Bowl week, the best 8th grade players in American youth football will face off in a ALL-STAR MATCH at Bishop Gorman High School to support the NFL and the American Cancer Society’s Crucial Catch initiative. NFL players and legends will serve as honorary assistant coaches, and young players can showcase their skills on the court and raise awareness about the fight against cancer.