NASHVILLE -- In the lead up to the 2019 NFL DRAFT in Nashville, April 25-27, the NFL will host a series of fan-focused and service driven events to celebrate this momentous occasion during the League's centennial season.
From statewide efforts to fight hunger, to youth football clinics and character-building initiatives, to military appreciation, the NFL will leave a lasting, positive legacy in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. In addition, thousands of local children and their families will experience the excitement of Draft.
Throughout the week, prospects, players, and NFL Legends will participate in events designed to give back to the community. Kicking off the week is HUDDLE AGAINST HUNGER where they'll partake in a series of activities centered on fighting hunger and making a lasting impact throughout the state of Tennessee .Additionally, they'll join local youth in Nashville and surrounding areas for various football clinics, and on Wednesday, April 24, the NFL, Tennessee Titans, and Special Olympics will host a Unified Flag Football game bringing together individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same team through the NFL PLAY 60 initiative.
Fans may take part in free activities throughout Draft week at NFL DRAFT EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY OIKOS® TRIPLE ZERO. The three-day football festival will be held outside of Nissan Stadium from Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27. This year's NFL Draft Experience will be the largest NFL Draft festival footprint to date, and in recognition of Music City, will be the first to integrate a free live music concert series, featuring 20 Nashville-based artists of all genres. Fans will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions, and more.
During the Draft, the NFL will highlight several of its nonprofit partners. KYREE HUGGINS, a high school student from South Carolina, will serve as the FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 Student Reporter. He will have the opportunity to cover the Red Carpet and press conferences with prospects after they've been drafted. MAKE-A-WISH kid KACEY will have his wish granted when he joins COMMISSIONER GOODELL on the Draft Main Stage to announce the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Round 1 pick. As part of the League's SALUTE TO SERVICE program, active duty service members and veterans will be honored and welcomed at the NFL Draft as well. On Thursday evening, a color guard from the U.S. ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION NASHVILLE and veterans from WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT will join talent onstage during the National Anthem to open the Draft.
The 2019 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio, TuneIn Radio and ESPN Radio.