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Thursday, May 19, 2016



The rising popularity of flag football in Canada has caught the eye of the National Football League.

On Wednesday, the NFL announced it is rewarding some of Canada's fastest-growing flag football communities, including Regina, with visits from NFL players and teams this summer.

On June 18 members of the Chicago Bears organization will be in Regina to spend a day with players from the Regina Youth Flag Football League.
A league which already has NFL branding all over its apparel.

The visit will be used to introduce NFL PLAY 60,  the league's youth health and wellness campaign, encouraging kids to be active for 60 minutes a day.

Mike Thomas, the convener of Regina's youth league says it doesn't even have to be football.

"You want to be able to have kids know that sport is a great opportunity no matter what it is. If it's football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse or whatever, just to be active instead of being sedentary in front of a TV or an electronic."