Entry form is now closed.
Share your football story and you may have a chance to spend the weekend with teams4taps at the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl!
TAPS kids ages 6 to 18 and their families will be hosted by TAPS and the NFL for a weekend of youth-related events including: watching an NFL Practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World, lunches and dinners with TAPS families, meeting NFL Players and special guests and finally – attending the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Families will also have time to spend with each other as we reflect on and remember our fallen heroes.
Lodging and Transportation
Flights, lodging, tickets and group meals will be provided through generous support from the NFL. Families will stay at the Armed Forces Recreation Center at Walt Disney World, Shades of Green. Attendees will be responsible for any incidentals such as baggage fees, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
This opportunity is for children and youth who have lost an immediate family member in the Armed Forces. TAPS kids must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a surviving adult family member with permission from their parent/guardian. There will be a limit of 5 people per family, with a maximum of 2 adults per family. Any additional family members outside the TAPS child(ren) and parent/guardian must also be an immediate surviving family member. Families must commit to attending all group activities and meals and participate fully, to the best of their abilities, to be eligible for this trip.
Those who are interested in attending should complete the online entry request form. This entry form will close on Tuesday, October 23 at midnight Eastern or when 200 applications have been received, whichever comes first.
Entrants must include a story about why football is, or has been, important to the child and/or the family. The story can feature any connection to the sport; from professional to youth football, from your favorite NFL player to your local high school team.
Although TAPS would love for all surviving families to attend, we have a very limited amount of spots available. For this reason, this opportunity will be filled via a random selection. Those who have attended a trip or a TAPS event where flights and lodging have both been provided (not including Seminars), as well as those who have recently been part of an NFL Salute to Service event, will have a lower priority in the lottery. Those who attended the 2017 or 2018 NFL Pro Bowl Experience with teams4taps are not eligible to participate this year. Applicants will be notified the week of December 7th, if they have been selected to attend.