KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the division rival San Diego Chargers in the team’s first Thursday Night Football contest since Nov. 23, 2006. In addition to playing in the national spotlight on NFL Network, the Chiefs participation in the game will also benefit Nashua Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., through the NFL PLAY 60 DonorsChoose.org Showdown.
The program, which was launched this year by the NFL in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, features two deserving youth health and fitness projects from the cities of the two teams competing in the Thursday Night Football game. The winning project will be funded 100 percent by NFL PLAY 60, and the other will receive funding of 50 percent.
This week, Nashua Elementary School in Kansas City is competing with King-Chavez Community High School in San Diego, Calif. Each school is trying to earn the most fan votes in order to receive funding for their respective youth health and fitness project.
The students of Nashua Elementary are in need of a large digital timer to assist in fitness testing and other fun, health-oriented events and activities that promote health, wellness and sportsmanship.
Chiefs fans can vote for Nashua Elementary School by visiting www.nflrush.com/choose. Fans may vote one time each hour until Thursday at 10:59 p.m. (CST).