It's been a long, long time since we mentioned former Kansas City Chiefs great Marcus Allen on the site. So when we get a chance, like we do today with Allen working with the NFL's Community Blitz program in Hawaii, we're taking it.
The NFL Play 60 Community Blitz, the program Marcus Allen was participating in, is actually the league's biggest community program. In a nutshell, former and current players are working to improve neighborhoods on the island of Oahu. Here's a bit more info on the program:
During the Blitz, launched in partnership with NFL PLAYERS and P&G, Pro Bowl players and more than 250 community and military volunteers will take part in five simultaneous service projects. The projects are designed to help local children stay healthy and active as part of NFL PLAY 60, the league's campaign to fight childhood obesity, as well as to show support for our nation's military, with three events occurring on military bases around the Island.
As usual, NFL guys are doing good stuff for the community. And naturally, a good guy like Marcus Allen is there. With the 2011 Super Bowl coming up, Marcus Allen's name will get mentioned more and more. You know, because of this play. It was kind of a big deal at the time.