TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – In partnership with Nike, the Chiefs held an 11-On competition for eight local high schools on Friday at Yager Stadium.
The competition is designed to develop skills and instill healthy and fun competition in a boot camp style. Junction City, Center, Manhattan, Olathe West, Shawnee Heights, Topeka Hayden, Topeka Seaman and Washburn Rural all participated.
The day consisted of 7-on-7 matches between the schools, and the players were able to practice at practice stations around the pitch.
While no Chiefs player was in attendance, the 2020 Lombardi Trophy was on display for attendees to take a photo with.
“These kids are all about getting this trophy or winning one someday,” said Donald Leven, stadium captain for the Kansas City Red Coaters, the Chiefs’ community outreach organization.
The event ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and was open to the public. Local Chiefs fans were therefore welcome to come and take pictures with the $50,000 gear.
They have also set up a children’s camp with USA Football at the training ground. There, children aged 5 to 14 had the chance to learn about football, the importance of being active and to practice some exercises.
“It’s a great event to see the kids enjoying the day. It was amazing with the kids, how they were learning about teamwork and working today,” Leven said.
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