NFL 'Plays for Life' Women’s Summit

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The National Football League (NFL) announced today that it will host Plays for Life, the League's Super Bowl LI Women's Summit, on February 3 and 4 in Houston, Texas. Plays for Life expands upon that conversation by engaging teen girls through an interactive and experiential event focused on personal development and achievement.The NFL collaborated with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and the Houston Chapter of Women in Sports and Events (WISE), to invite approximately 250 Houston-area teen girls to attend Plays for Life. During the two-day event, young women heard from prominent leaders from across the NFL and beyond about their own personal journeys and participate in a discussion about how to achieve their goals, prepare for life's challenges and best utilize the tools that are critical for personal and professional development. They engaged in interactive activities including a "Strategy Lab" led by current and former NFL players and coaches, as well as an onsite AwesomenessTV studio where they can learn about content development and presentation style. Panelists included THOMAS DAVIS, Carolina Panthers Linebacker; GABBY DOUGLAS, Olympic Gold Medalist & TEAM USA gymnast; TONY DUNGY, NFL Hall of Fame Coach; CHLOE X HALLE, Musical Guests; HABEN GIRMA, Disability Inclusion Leader; NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL; JANE SKINNER GOODELL, former Fox News anchor and wife of Commissioner Goodell; MATT HASSELBECK, NFL Legend; ALEXIS JONES, Founder of I AM THAT GIRL and Founder & CEO of ProtectHer; LELAND MELVIN, NFL Legend & Astronaut; MAYA PENN, CEO of Maya's Ideas, Eco-designer, Philanthropist, Animator & Author; ALY RAISMAN, Two-Time Olympic Gymnast and Team USA Captain; RON RIVERA, Carolina Panthers Head Coach; DEVON STILL, Houston Texans Defensive End, and his daughter, LEAH; MEREDITH WALKER, Co-Creator/Executive Director of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls; SHELLEY ZALIS, CEO & Founder of The Girls' Lounge and AwesomenessTV stars: VANESSA AND VERONICA MERRELL, MAHOGANY LOX, JORDYN JONES and MEGHAN RIENKS.