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Museum hosts 'football training camp'

January 24, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

PITTSBURGH - The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center challenges families to get active at the NFL Play 60 Training Camp, sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1.

Parents and children of all ages will enjoy five floors of football-related activities, including:

A mini-NFL combine will test young visitors' speed in the 40-yard dash, gauge their vertical leap, and practice their accuracy passing a football;

A special appearance by former Steelers offensive lineman and current radio personality Craig Wolfley from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.;

A touchdown dance contest where young visitors can show off their best moves;

Chances to win prizes throughout the day, including items signed by Steelers players LaMarr Woodley, Maurkice Pouncey and Emmanuel Sanders;

"Football 101" drills with pro football players from the Pittsburgh Power and local Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League athletes;

Live cooking demonstrations by local chef Nicky D. Cooks, who will showcase healthy recipes for football-watching parties, including mini Caprese salad bites, Grandma Rosie's Italian bread pizza, and game day pizzelles; and

Docent tours of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and special giveaways from Dick's Sporting Goods.

The History Center event is presented in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL Play 60, the National Football League's health and fitness campaign to encourage young fans to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

All NFL Play 60 Training Camp activities are included with regular History Center admission, which is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors age 62 and older, $6 for students and children age 6 to 17, and free for children age 5 and under, and free for History Center members. Advance registration is not required.

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