After Years of the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, the NFL Establishing a Youth Education Town on the Island

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The NFL announced that it will donate $1 million towards the construction of the $3 million Honolulu NFL Youth Education Town, making the The Honolulu YET venue the first program outside of Super Bowl host cities.

The Honolulu center, which is expected to open next year, will be operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii. The 20,000-square foot facility will consist of an arts & crafts center, community room, teen center, learning center, technology center and multi-media studio, social and recreational games room, gymnasium and athletic field, locker rooms and meeting rooms.

In addition to the NFL’s $1 million donation, the YET Center will be funded through private and public contributions from the state, city and corporate donations (NFL).

Pro Bowl Grant Program: The NFL’s Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium has left a legacy to the state of Hawaii to the tune of $1 million over the past ten years. For this year, a total of 23 Hawaii non-profit organizations will receive a combined $100,000 as part of the NFL Charities Pro Bowl Grant Program. Since the program began, recipient organizations undergo an application process and must be focused on youth programming, education, and physical fitness (NFL).