PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s going to be a wild week in the city of brotherly love, as the NFL Draft comes to town.

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The first round begins on Thursday, April 27th, but the events will begin before then.

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Here’s a look at 10 events the NFL is hosting around Philadelphia during the draft week.

Tuesday, April 25th


1. NFL Draft Community Kickoff (12:45 p.m.) at Starr Garden Park to celebrate the beginning of Draft Week

  • The NFL will host a flag football clinic for local students from General George A. McCall Elementary and Middle School after the event

Wednesday, April 26th


2. NFL Draft Prospects Shriners Hospital Visit (10:00 a.m.) – Draft prospects will spend with time pediatric patients and their families, who will play in a PLAY 60 obstacle course at Shriners Hospitals for Children

3. Character Playbook Philadelphia Launch, William Ziegler Elementary School (1:00 p.m.) – The NFL and United Way Worldwide will launch their digital course on how to maintain healthy relationships during middle school.

Thursday, April 27th 


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4. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Visit (11:00 a.m.)  – A group of NFL players visit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

5. Play Football Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)  A group of NFL Draft prospects will lead 100 local children in a youth football clinic

6. NFL PLAY 60 Clinics, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Children from local schools and organizations will take part in private youth football clinics at the Play Football Field presented by Danimals April 27-29.

  • Local schools and organizations taking part in the private clinics include: Cook-Wissahickon School; Hamilton Disston Elementary School; Haverford School; Lewis Elkin Elementary School; Munoz-Marin Luis School; MVP360 Community Programs; Steppingstone Scholars

7. NFL PLAY 60 Zone presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway – An interactive area for young fans to be active with things like an obstacle course, a kids’ long snap, a QB challenge, an extra point kick, and more.

Friday, April 28th


Jordan Matthews

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 20: Jordan Matthews #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals in a football game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals won 40-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

8. Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Game and Skills Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) – Eagles players will lead skills and drills stations and serve as coaches for the game.

9. NFL Draft High School 7-on-7 Tournament (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) – Eight local high school teams will compete in a single elimination 7-on-7 tournament at South Philadelphia Supersite (2926 S. 10th St). Current Eagles WR Jordan Matthews and former Eagles WR Jason Avant will speak in between games.

  • Downingtown West High School
  • John Bartram High School
  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • Methacton High School
  • Simon Gratz High School
  • South Philadelphia High School
  • Joes Preparatory School
  • West Catholic Preparatory School

Saturday, April 29th


10. NFL Draft Family Football Clinic, Play Football Field presented by Danimals, Benjamin Franklin Parkway – This event will give local kids an opportunity to participate in a youth football clinic with USA Football coaches while their parents listen to football-themed discussion panels on topics ranging from the X’s and O’s of the game to health and safety, heat and hydration and strength and conditioning.

  • Participants will include Donovan McNabb’s parents Sam and Wilma, as well as former Eagles tackle and NFL VP of football operations Jon Runyan.


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