With the date for reporting to Training Camp getting closer, members of the Minnesota Vikings are getting in some last minute travel. A couple of the members of the team headed north of the border in support of an NFL Play 60 event, encouraging young people to get out and get active.
Defensive end Tashawn Bower and running back C.J. Ham. . .or, as he’s known in Canada, C.J. Bacon. . .joined former cornerback Carl Lee to bring the camp to youngsters in Winnipeg.
THE @VIKINGS ARE HERE!! @cjham28, @TashawnBower and 3x pro bowler Carl Lee are in #Winnipeg to get the youth active for #PLAY60Canada!— NFL Canada (@NFLCanada) July 14, 2018
Head over to our Instagram story to see how the day goes! pic.twitter.com/JUoUo2vCo1
The original tweet from the official NFL Canada account mentions stuff happening on their Instagram page, but unless I’m missing something, I don’t see anything on there yet. Of course, I’m just about completely Instagram illiterate, so me missing something is completely possible.
Bower got in on the obligatory “is everyone having fun” video that events like this usually have.
Q: Is everyone having fun today?- @TashawnBower #PLAY60Canada— NFL Canada (@NFLCanada) July 14, 2018
And, when it was all said and done, some of the children that were a part of the camp expressed their gratitude for the Vikings coming up for a visit.
Dear @Vikings,— NFL Canada (@NFLCanada) July 14, 2018
Some fans from #Winnipeg have something they want to say: #PLAY60Canada pic.twitter.com/yG5MTYgZ51
If any other footage from the day’s event does show up on the NFL Canada Instagram page, we’ll update this post to share some of those with you.
The NFL Play 60, a program that is done in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is in its tenth year. Its main purpose is to encourage children to get outside and be active for at least 60 minutes, which is something that’s becoming more and more important as our lifestyles continue trending towards more sedentary activities.
Kudos to C.J. Ham, Tashawn Bower, and Carl Lee for representing the Vikings as part of the NFL Play 60 program for the youth of Winnipeg.