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2017 Pro Bowl Will Be Held In Orlando, Florida

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The NFL announced that they will celebrate football on all levels with a new Pro Bowl Week festivities in 2017 in sunny Orlando, Florida. It all culminates with the 2017 Pro Bowl game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday, January 29th and televised live at 8PM ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

Pro Bowl AFC and NFC practices will be held alongside youth football competitions, activities, and fan events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, which annually hosts more than 100 youth sports events, such as the Pop Warner Super Bowl.

The 2017 Pro Bowl players will also be able to invite their former youth or high school coach to be a part of the celebrations during the week. Players on the winning Pro Bowl team will receive a grant from the NFL Foundation to support their youth or high school football program.

The annual USA Football National Conference will take place during the week leading up to the Pro Bowl. USA Football leads the largest annual conference of high school and youth football administrators and high school football coaches in the United States. They address coach education, player safety and key trends through inspiring speakers representing youth, high school, collegiate, and pro levels.

The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award winner will be announced during the Pro Bowl as part of a year-long recognition of high school coaches on ESPN. The award honors high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history.

Pro Bowl festivities for youth and their families will take place throughout the week across Orlando, including a Pro Bowl-themed 5k run and a parade of Pro Bowl players in the Magic Kingdom.

The 2017 Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC format following three years using a revised, “unconferenced” format. The NFL’s best will once again be in the spotlight, as 88 players – 44 from the AFC and 44 from the NFC – are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players, and coaches.