Featuring a week-long celebration of football and new gameday experiences that showcase
In the lead up to the 2019 PRO BOWL PRESENTED BY VERIZON at ORLANDO’S CAMPING WORLD STADIUM on January 27, the NFL is hosting a week-long celebration to unite and inspire the entire football community.
Throughout the week, a fan-focused program offers free interactive experiences and youth and high school football competitions. For the third consecutive year, Pro Bowlers from the AFC and NFC will compete in unique competitions at the PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN – this year featuring the “40-YARD SPLASH Presented by McDonalds,” where players will race to fill up a dunk tank and attempt to hit the target with a football. The event airs on Thursday, January 24, at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN and Disney XD.
The week also offers opportunity to give back to the community. For the first time at Pro Bowl, the NFL will host PRO BOWL COMMUNITY DAY on Saturday, January 26, when Pro Bowl players will participate in various activities supporting Community Service, Youth Football, Youth Health & Wellness, the Military Community, and Sustainability efforts. Through the NFL FOUNDATION PRO BOWL GIVEBACK, Pro Bowl players on the winning team may apply for a $10,000 NFL Foundation grant to be donated to the high school or youth football program of their choice. Also, during one practice, Pro Bowlers will be wearing special shirts adorned with the NFL PLAYER CARE FOUNDATION logo. The shirts will be auctioned off via NFL Auction, and all money raised will support retired players in need.
On gameday, fans can cheer on Pro Bowl players along the RED CARPET as they enter the stadium from 12:00-1:00 PM ET, and during the game there will be dedicated AFC AND NFC SEATING sections, enabling fans of rival teams to join forces and cheer on their conference as well as KIDZONE, a kid friendly play area in the North Plaza of the stadium where families can take their children during the game. NFL Network’s DAN HELLIE will be the stadium host and engage with fans throughout the game.
The Pro Bowl will be televised live Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and ABC. Game streaming is available on ESPN digital platforms, Yahoo Sports on mobile, and the NFL app on mobile. Audio of the game will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One, and carried on SiriusXM and the TuneIn App. ESPN will also provide live coverage of many of the events during Pro Bowl Week across the ESPN, ABC and Disney platforms, in addition to NFL Media.
An overview of each event is listed below, with full details outlined in the advisory following:
Pro Bowl Community Kickoff: Tuesday, January 22; 11:00 AM ET; Ivey Lane Park (291 Silverton Street)
Pro Bowl Experience: Wednesday, January 23 – Saturday, January 26; times vary; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
AFC / NFC Pro Bowl Practices: Wednesday, January 23 – Friday, January 25; times vary; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. All media availabilities will take place on the field at the conclusion of each practice.
Pro Bowl Skills Showdown: Wednesday, January 23; 12:00 PM ET; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (taping) and will air on Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN & Disney XD.
Play Football Opening Night: Thursday, January 24; 6:00-8:00 PM ET; the Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Play Football Skills Showdown: Friday, January 25; 12:30-3:30 PM ET; Field 16 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Play Football Celebrity FLAG Game: Friday, January 25; 6:00-8:00 PM ET; Field 16 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
NFL FLAG Championships Powered by USA Football: Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award: Sunday, January 27; During the 4th Quarter of the 2019 Pro Bowl
NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp: Wednesday, January 23; 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET; Field 21 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Pro Bowl Community Day: Saturday, January 26; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Game – Field 18
- Play Football Clinics – Field 17
- Packaging USO Military Care Kits* – Visa Center
- Packaging Shelter Comfort Kits* – Visa Center
- Meal Packing for Local Food Bank* – Visa Center
- NFL Green Project* – Field 24
- The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Activity* – Field 21
- Wounded Warrior Project Flag Football Game* – Field 22