ADVISORY, Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Representatives from the NFL will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square as part of Nasdaq’s 4th annual “Fit Week.” The week runs from January 2-8 and includes bell ceremonies featuring companies that help Americans lead healthier lifestyles. The NFL has championed the importance of being active and healthy through its PLAY 60 initiative, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.
The NFL also supports a number of youth initiatives that encourage healthy play, including USA Football’s Heads Up Football program which emphasizes a safer and smarter way to play and teach youth football. Funded in part by the NFL Foundation, Heads Up Football is designed to change the culture around America’s favorite sport and enhance player safety at the youth level.
In honor of the occasion, former New York Giants player and newly appointed NFL Director of Youth & High School Football, Roman Oben, will ring the Closing Bell along with football players from the New York City Public School Athletic League’s Heads Up Football program.
In addition to ringing the Opening or Closing Bell during "Fit Week", participating companies will be featured on Nasdaq's Facebook and Twitter pages where they will provide customized tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in 2015.
To find photos from Nasdaq "Fit Week" 2014 and for upcoming photos from "Fit Week" 2015, please visit: http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/fitweek1102/fitweek2014.html
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
NFL Play 60 Media Contact:
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A webcast of the Nasdaq Closing Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.
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About NFL Play 60:
Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations. PLAY 60 is implemented locally as part of the NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. Since PLAY 60 was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $300 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have constructed more than 200 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and have created programs in 73,000 schools, giving 38 million children the opportunity to be more healthy and active.
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