2017 NFL Pro Bowl To Feature Events Throughout Orlando During Week-Long Celebration Of Football

The 2017 Pro Bowl presented by Aquafina is headed to Orlando at the end of this month. This week-long celebration will unite and inspire the entire football community. Additionally, in the week leading up to the game, the NFL will host events that will bring interactive fan experiences, youth and high school football competitions and a spirit of community to Orlando.

PRO BOWL WEEK activities include the Pass and Kick National Championships; Pro Bowl Skills Showdown; free access to AFC and NFC team practices; NFL Pro Bowl Experience, a free, football-themed fan festival and more. The week-long celebration will culminate with the Pro Bowl game featuring 88 of the NFL’s best players on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Camping World Stadium that will air on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 8:00 PM ET. Purchase your tickets today!

“We want to create this massive and positive celebration at the end of the year that brings together as much of the football community as possible,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL senior vice president of events, told the Orlando Sentinel. “For a football fan and for an NFL fan in Orlando, this should feel like a football wonderland.”

Full schedule of events below:
2017 NFL Pro Bowl Experience
Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 27 – Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Free admission

The family-friendly football fan festival will bring fans closer to the NFL through interactive games, food and activities. An assortment of free fan activities at the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl Experience are detailed below:


FMP = Fan Mobile Pass Required. Register here.

40-Yard Dash – FMP
Race down the field against your opponents and virtual NFL players on a giant 40-yard long LED wall!

Airbrush Tattoos
Show your team spirit through NFL and Pro Bowl themed airbrush tattoos and face painting.

EA SPORTS: Madden NFL 17 Experience – FMP
Check out the EA SPORTS: Madden NFL 17 Experience to get in the game with Madden NFL 17 and free-to-play Madden NFL Mobile.

Family Tailgate Photo Op presented by Ford Truck – FMP
Snap a photo with your friends in front of an NFL tailgate set up!

Family Football Zone
An interactive area for kids and families to play together. Play catch in the field or take part in a range of football and tailgate-themed games.

Long Snap presented by Verizon
Test your aim by long snapping footballs through a variety of obstacles.

Obstacle Course – FMP
Navigate through obstacle courses and train like an NFL player!

Pro Bowl Trophy Photo Op – FMP
Your rare chance to take an up-close photo with the Pro Bowl Trophy.

Run-A-Route – FMP
Run through a see-and-react route before catching a pass.

Touchdown Celebration GIF Booth presented by Aquafina – FMP
Immortalize your best touchdown dance as a free, digital GIF.

Virtual Football
Visit the huge virtual football celebrating Play Football.

Virtual Reality Experience – FMP
Experience NFL games using virtual reality technology!

Wilson X Demo Tour – FMP
SPut yourself into the game with the world’s first connected football, get your very own Wx rating and find out how you stack up against your friends!


NFL Shop Trailer
Shop for your favorite NFL and Pro Bowl gear at the NFL Shop trailer.


Food Trucks
Try exciting dishes such as cheesesteaks, tacos, donuts and barbecue at one of the delicious food trucks!

AFC and NFC Team Pro Bowl Practices
Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Friday, Jan. 27
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Free admission

Practices are free and open to the public, but fans can pre-register for priority access and opportunities for VIP seating upgrades here. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited.

AFC Team Practice Schedule

  • Wednesday January 25: 11:45AM – 12:45PM
  • Thursday January 26: 9:45AM – 10:45AM
  • Friday January 27: 11:20AM – 12:20PM
  • Saturday January 28: 9:45AM – 10:45AM

NFC Team Practice Schedule

  • Wednesday January 25: 11:30AM – 12:30PM
  • Thursday January 26: 11:20AM – 12:20PM
  • Friday January 27: 9:45AM – 10:45AM
  • Saturday January 28: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

2017 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown

2017 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown held at ESPN Wide World of Sports on January 25 demonstrates the talents of prominent NFL Pro Bowl players, NFL Legends and Hall of Famers. Each team will feature a mix of Pro Bowl quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linemen, linebackers and defensive backs. The 2017 Pro Bowl Legends Captains, Jerome Bettis and Ray Lewis of the AFC, and Tony Gonzalez and Charles Woodson of the NFC, will lead their respective squads.

2017 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will pit AFC and NFC All-Stars against each other in a series of unique competitions:

Best Hands
Quarterback and wide receiver duos from each team will show off their skills, connecting on as many pass attempts as possible before time runs out.

Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball
Pro Bowlers will compete in a game of dodgeball.

Power Relay Challenge
Four team members will compete in a timed relay race.

Precision Passing
Two players on each team will battle it out, trying to hit moving targets of varying size and distance.

This is a competition you don’t want to miss! Be sure to wear your favorite NFL team apparel! Click HERE to register now for your chance to attend the 2017 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown! To share your 2017 Pro Bowl Skills experience, tag your posts and photos with #ProBowlSkills.

Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will air on ESPN, January 26 at 7PM EST.

Special Olympics Flag Football Game
Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 2-3:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Free admission

The NFL and Special Olympics are teaming to build inclusive communities and provide opportunities for athletes of all abilities to participate in sports through the expansion of Special Olympics Unified Sports flag football, where individuals with and without intellectual disabilities play flag football together on the same team. To kick off their new partnership, the NFL and Special Olympics will host a flag football game featuring local Special Olympic athletes. Current Pro Bowl players will serve as coaches and cheer athletes on during the game.

EA SPORTS: The Madden Bowl – FMP
Thursday, Jan. 26 – Saturday, Jan. 28
ESPN Wide World of Sports

The Madden Bowl, the second EA Major Series event of the $1 Million Madden NFL 17 Championship Series, will bring together the top 16 players from across the country to compete during Pro Bowl Week in Orlando, FL. These elite competitive players advanced through a grueling online elimination process featuring millions of Madden players in pursuit of the Madden Bowl title and their share of $250,000.

The competitions will take place:

  • Thursday, Jan. 26: 3 – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 27: 3 – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 28: 5 – 10 p.m.

Disney Springs™
Head over to Disney Springs to kick up your heels and celebrate the 2017 Pro Bowl. Dancing, LIVE radio broadcasts, cheerleaders and mascots await you at the Disney Springs Pro Bowl bash!

Mike & Mike Show, ESPN Radio
Thursday, January 26: 6AM – 10AM
Friday January 27: 6AM – 10AM

NFL Radio
Thursday, January 26: 3PM – 4PM
Friday, January 27: 3PM – 4PM

2017 Pro Bowl Dance Party
Saturday, January 28: 4PM – 7PM

NFL Flag Championships at Pro Bowl Powered by USA Football
Friday, Jan. 27 – Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Free admission

The NFL FLAG Championships powered by USA Football will be held at Pro Bowl for the first time as part of the week-long celebration of football across all levels.

Sixty-four teams from across the country – eight regional champions in four divisions plus 32 at-large teams – will compete and each will represent a different NFL club. Divisions include 9-10 coed, 11-12 coed, 13-14 boys and 13-14 girls. NFL Pro Bowl players and Legends will serve as guest coaches, encouraging the teams as they compete for the national title. The 13-14 Boys Championship Game will be aired on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of the network’s broadcast of the Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium.

Punt, Pass and Kick National Championship
Friday, Jan. 27 from 12 – 2:15 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Free admission

Thousands of girls and boys from across the country competed in regional PUNT, PASS, and KICK (PPK) competitions this fall to try to earn their spot in the PPK National Championships in Orlando. The top four boys and top four girls in each age division (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15) will compete in this premiere skills competition on the national stage.

Pro Bowl Parade
Friday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park

Current Pro Bowl players will take part in a special Pro Bowl parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park. The four Pro Bowl team captains will be joined by Mickey and his pals, as well as kids and families from Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), in the celebratory parade down Main Street U.S.A.

The parade will be livestreamed on the Disney Parks Blog. Fans may also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #DisneyParksLIVE

Pro Bowl 5K Run
Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 a.m.

Grab the family and your favorite team jersey and run through the spectacular Walt Disney World® Resort in a 5K race celebrating the 2017 Pro Bowl presented by Aquafina on Saturday, January 28 at 7AM. In addition to dazzling park views, enjoy lively entertainment at the start and finish line, sure to make this a fun and memorable event for the whole family. To register, please Click Here. Participants will receive a Pro Bowl 5K Run race bib and finisher medal. Fans ages five and up may register for the run.

The Pro Bowl 5K Run benefits Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, an organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. With the support of volunteers, the Pro Bowl 5K Run will give hope, strength, and joy to a sick child by granting his or her most heartfelt wish.

Pro Bowl GameDay Fan Plaza
Sunday, Jan. 29 from 4:00 p.m. – Kickoff
Camping World Stadium. View Map
Free admission

Enjoy live music, interactive games, skills competitions, sponsor activation and more!

Click HERE for Pro Bowl Week Prohibited Items List.


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