Boys & Girls Club members traveled to “The Meadowlands” in Northern New Jersey to visit the MetLife Stadium, home of the NY Giants and NY Jets football teams. Sponsored as a Day of Caring by Novo Nordisk, over 70 Club Kids and 80 Novo Nordisk volunteers spent a full day enjoying a behind the scenes look in to the game day operations of an NFL football team.
Traveling first class, two A-1 limousine buses were waiting at 212 Centre Street to escort Club kids to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ where they were greeted by volunteers from Novo Nordisk and stadium staff.
Upon arrival, Boys & Girls Club summer camp kids enjoyed lunch at the Clubroom restaurant which sits on the patio area of the football field, providing a nice view of the game day field from some of the best seats in the house.
Following lunch, Club kids split into two groups for activities. 38 Club kids joined 40 of the Novo Nordisk volunteers on the field for football practice. Club kids participated in football drills such as the 40 yard dash, field goal kick, longest pass, pass pattern drills and target accuracy. View More Photos.
After a run through of each football drill, Club kids participated in friendly competition with Novo Nordisk volunteers and peers; putting their practice to the true test.
Club kids in group two were guided on a tour of the MetLife Stadium in its entirety. Participants were able to visit the player’s locker room, luxury suites, the television studio which monitors all game day plays, and the music room for game day music.
At the conclusion of the day, campers shared snack time with volunteers, while engaging in educational discussions of career goals and aspirations before continuing the journey home.
The Boys & Girls Club of Trenton seeks to provide Club kids with interest-based programs such as the tour of The Meadowlands to enhance each child’s exposure to future career possibilities. Thanks to corporate sponsors like Novo Nordisk participating in Days of Caring, Club kids are able to experience fun and educational programs on a recurring basis.