The City of Hammond will host a community celebration and live 2019 NFL Draft telecast on Saturday, April 27, as part of the National Football League’s centennial season and celebration of the NFL’s “Original Towns” – the communities that were home to the NFL’s inaugural season. The media and public are invited to attend the celebration and watch a live telecast of Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. announcing the Los Angeles Chargers Round 6 Draft pick live on NFL Network. The pick will take place at the Hammond Sportsplex located at 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. There will be food, a kids combine, historical information about the Hammond Pros and other fun for everyone at the Sportsplex this Saturday from 1 – 5 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. The combine will be run by Empowering Athletes for Life and will include testing for 6th – 12th graders.
The celebration is part of ‘NFL100,’ a year-long commemoration of the NFL’s centennial season bringing generations of football fans, players, communities, and all 32 clubs together for a unique line-up of programming and activities. More information about the Original Towns is available here.
WHO: Everyone- Free Event
WHAT: NFL “Original Towns” community celebration and live telecast of NFL Draft and Live Pick for Hammond, Indiana made by Mayor McDermott. Also, kids combine hosted by Empowering Athletes for Life for kids in 6th-12th grade.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019 // 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: Hammond Sportsplex 6630 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, IN
For media inquiries, please contact Sharon Szany at Mayor McDermott’s office 219-853-6302.