NFL Pro Bowl is a week-long celebration surrounding the NFL Pro Bowl game. The purpose of the week is to unite and inspire the entire football community of players, coaches, families, and fans. Pro Bowl provides opportunities to participate in events such as Pro Bowl player practices, NFL Flag Championships, skills challenges, sessions for coaches, the Women’s World Football Championships, youth football clinics, and much more. It’s a great way to be involved with the best players of the past, present and future. The Pro Bowl – traditionally hosted in Hawaii for over 35 years – has now made a home in the World of Disney, Orlando.
Disney Springs will be the spot for fans to enjoy Dancing, LIVE radio broadcasts, cheerleaders and mascots! The fun you don’t want to miss will include Mike & Mike Show, ESPN Radio (Thursday, January 26: 6AM – 10AM & Friday January 27: 6AM – 10AM), NFL Radio (Thursday, January 26: 3PM – 4PM & Friday, January 27: 3PM – 4PM), and 2017 Pro Bowl Dance Party (Saturday, January 28: 4PM – 7PM).
The National Football League will showcase NFL Pro Bowl Experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports from Wednesday, January 25 – Saturday, January 28, 2017. NFL Pro Bowl Experience is a family-friendly festival celebrating the arrival of the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando. The best part? It’s free-admission! Below is a list of activities as well as a Pro Bowl Week Map at ESPN Wide World of Sports:
40-Yard Dash* Race down the field against your opponents and virtual NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall!
Airbrush Tattoos Show your team spirit through NFL and Pro Bowl themed airbrush tattoos and face painting.
EA SPORTS: Madden NFL 17 Experience* Check out the EA SPORTS: Madden NFL 17 Experience to get in the game with Madden NFL 17 and free-to-play Madden NFL Mobile.
Family Tailgate Photo Op presented by Ford Trucks* Snap a photo with your friends in front of an NFL tailgate set up!
Family Football Zone An interactive area for kids and families to play together. Play catch in the field or take part in a range of football and tailgate-themed games.
Long Snap presented by Verizon Test your aim by long snapping footballs through a variety of obstacles.
Obstacle Course* Navigate through obstacle courses and train like an NFL player!
Pro Bowl Trophy Photo Op* Your rare chance to take an up-close photo with the Pro Bowl Trophy.
Run-A-Route* Run through a see-and-react route before catching a pass.
Touchdown Celebration GIF Booth presented by Aquafina* Immortalize your best touchdown dance as a free, digital GIF.
Virtual Football Visit the huge virtual football celebrating Play Football.
Virtual Reality Experience* Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology!
Wilson X Demo Tour* Put yourself into the game with the world’s first connected football, get your very own Wx rating and find out how you stack up against your friends!
An NFL Shop Trailer will be available for you to shop for your favorite NFL and Pro Bowl gear as well as Food Trucks that will offer a variety of delicious and unique options.
*Fan Mobile Pass is required at these activations for Pro Bowl. The program will launch on January 19th
Other Events at ESPN Wide World of Sports
The fun does not stop there as there are still many other activities. One of the highlights of the week will be NFL Pro Bowl Practices where fans will have a chance to see NFC and AFC teams. Practices open to the public beginning Wednesday, January 25 and conclude on Saturday, January 28. 2017 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will also be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports on January 25. The Skills Showdown will feature the elite talents of NFL Pro Bowl players, NFL Legends and Hall of Famers. Teams will be comprised of various positions of Pro Bowl quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linemen, linebackers and defensive backs. The 2017 Pro Bowl Legends Captains will include Jerome Bettis and Ray Lewis of the AFC, and Tony Gonzalez and Charles Woodson of the NFC. Tickets are available for free here. Registering for tickets does not guarantee a spot to attend as they are on a first come first serve basis. The 2017 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown is currently sold out. However, fans will be able to catch it on ESPN, January 26 at 7PM EST.
Special Olympics Flag Football Game
The NFL and Special Olympics are hosting a flag football game featuring local Special Olympic athletes coached by Pro Bowl players at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Wednesday, January 25: 2PM – 3PM
EA Sports: The Madden Bowl*
Witness the sixteen greatest gamers competing in the second event of the EA Major in the Madden NFL 17 Championship series. This interactive entertainment battle revolves around the latest Madden game, Madden Ultimate Team: Salary Cap. Thursday, January 26: 3PM – 9PM; Friday, January 27: 3PM – 9PM; Saturday, January 28: 5PM – 9P
NFL FLAG Championships powered by USA Football
NFL FLAG Championships at Pro Bowl will be held January 27-29 at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Sixty-four regional championship teams in five age groups will battle it out for the national title. Players learn the fundamentals of football, teamwork and sportsmanship through non-contact, continuous physical activity. The 13-14 boys championship game will be played at Camping World Stadium on Pro Bowl Sunday, January 29. Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29: 10AM – 7:30PM – ESPN Wide World of Sports; Sunday, January 28: 6PM – Camping World Stadium
North American Championships
The 2017 North American Championships features under-18 and under-19 divisions of United States and Canadian national football teams. This week-long event includes practices and activities, culminating in a pair of exciting games at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Saturday, January 28. Saturday, January 28: Under-18 game: 5:30PM; Saturday, January 28: Under-19 game: 8PM
NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK National Championship
The NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK National Championship is a skills competition for boys and girls ages 6-15 that will take place from January 26-30 at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Five age groups will compete in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun, engaging competition. Friday, January 27: 12PM – 2:15PM
Pro Bowl Magic Kingdom® Parade
January 27 is a magic filled afternoon as Pro Bowl players, NFL cheerleaders and various community groups join Mickey and his pals in a celebratory parade in Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park. Friday, January 27: 2:30PM-3PM
The Women’s World Football Games
A gathering of the top players and coaches from women’s tackle football around the world for the U.S. National Team Trials and the Careers in Football Forum. Friday, January 27: 5PM and Saturday, January 28: 12PM and 3:30PM
Pro Bowl 5K Run
Grab the family and your favorite team jersey and run through the spectacular Walt Disney World® Resort in a 5K race celebrating the 2017 Pro Bowl presented by Aquafina on Saturday, January 28 at 7AM. In addition to dazzling park views, enjoy lively entertainment along the entirety of the course, sure to make this a fun and memorable event for the whole family. To register, please Click Here.
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