The NFL Draft starts this Thursday! WHOO HOO!
Are you excited? We are! In fact, we will be heading out to Chicago to check out the events LIVE! Yes, we are driving 5 hours with a newly minted 6 year-old and a 3 year-old, to check out the ULTIMATE in NFL football action known as DRAFT TOWN!
Chicago is the perfect city to host such an amazing event, with its diverse cultural and educational opportunities PLUS multiple modes of transport! We definitely want to get Henry on a train or trolley! Oh yeah, and the food! Well… let’s just say WE WILL be feasting on Chicago-style pizza!
Mama will need to pack multiple pairs of comfy footwear! This is a necessity for moving around the city as well as keep up with my little guys! I spent time in Chicago once on a business trip long ago, but I didn’t have much time outside the hotel, so I am super excited to explore! It is the largest city we have visited since having children, and the NFL is taking over!
Want to know more about the NFL DRAFT TOWN (PRESENTED BY OIKOS TRIPLE ZERO) events?
DRAFT TOWN is a 3-day festival devoted to all that is the NFL and centered around the draft.
When: April 28-30 Where: Grant Park and Congress Plaza! 900,000 Sq. ft. devoted to America’s Favorite pastime! Check out the official >>> Draft Town Map
Draft Town will be filled with football fan related FREE activities & clinics for the WHOLE family to enjoy like:
- Combine Corner– A friendly competition to finally find out who is the most athletic member of the family
- NFL PLAY 60 clinic: Where (kids 6-14) can practice techniques and drills with USA Football coaches and NFL players!
- The NFL PLAY 60 Zone (designed especially for kids ages 6 and under)
PLUS Saturday will feature a family football clinic will be hosted by Chris Golic and her husband Mike Golic of ESPN’s Mike & Mike, Heads Up Football representatives and members of the Chicago Bears, along with other TOP experts in youth football play & safety!
And YES, as an NFLMomBlogger I am so proud to say, I will have the chance to MEET them and ask questions! Share any questions YOU may have in my comment section below and I will try to get them answered!
There is numerous other events to participate in and keep the you busy each day! PLUS fabulous sponsors joining in the festivities!
So what is most exciting part about the NFL Draft & Draft Town?
I think each of my family members might have a different answer to give.
I believe my husband is most excited to be in the heart of the action- both in Chicago and the general excitement of the festival.
For me, it is the ability to view my boys meet actual NFL players up-close! But also knowing that, at the end of the draft process- due to the hard work and dedication- the dreams of so many collegiate athletes (and their families) will have begun! We may get to see NFL LEGENDS both past & future!
I fully expect the excitement to fill the city, and it has already begun to fill our house!
My boys only being 3 and 6 years-old can’t really even begin to fathom what is in store for them! So I may have to speak to their excitement or top activity in a later update. I will say Hayden recently told his classmates he is visiting a new world! At first, I giggled, but to him it may actually seem like it and I am so excited to share in it all!
I plan to share all of the photos and action using the hashtag #DraftTown.
Follow the @NFL and #NFLDraft for the latest & official event details!