• More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

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    More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

  • Jeff Delaney, a Carolina Panthers community relations representative, greets children at the start of last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60 event at Fort Jackson's youth sports complex. The event encouraged children to spend time outdoors exercising, while putting them through drills that taught them the fundamentals of football.

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    Jeff Delaney, a Carolina Panthers community relations representative, greets children at the start of last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60 event at Fort Jackson's youth sports complex. The event encouraged children to spend time outdoors exercising...

  • More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

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    More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

  • More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

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    More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

  • More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

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    More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

  • More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

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    More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

  • More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

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    More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

  • More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

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    More than 100 children registered to take part in last Friday's Carolina Panthers Play 60, which put them through a series of football-related exercises created by the Carolina Panthers football organization

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson children spent a little time away from the television set last Friday, thanks to the Carolina Panthers. The Charlotte-based team brought the Panthers Play 60 program to the post last week, which teaches children the fundamental skills of football.

"It's really about promoting physical activity, getting kids more active," said Darius Lane, Fort Jackson youth sports director. "At the same time, they learn skills and drills about football."

By Friday, 115 children had registered to participate in the event, he said.

"We go all around North and South Carolina promoting kids' fitness and health, and try to get kids outside for 60 minutes of exercise every day," said Jeff Delaney, Carolina Panthers community relations representative.

The team has conducted more than 30 of these activities around the Carolinas this season.

"There's a little bit of everything here," he said. "Passing, throwing, kicking, running … it's fundamental football skills, but it's about getting them outside and getting them active."

Page last updated Thu August 30th, 2012 at 11:12