‘Ohana Day at Aloha Stadium

'Ohana day is a big day for fans looking to receive autographs from their favorite NFL players

The final practice for tomorrow’s game took place Saturday at Aloha Stadium, site of the 2013 Pro Bowl. ‘Ohana Day was free to fans and included on-field activities, performances by cheerleaders and a film crew.

Fans who filed into the stadium hoping to get autographs from their favorite NFL players also found themselves as extras for the television show Hawaii Five-0. Filming of the island crime drama took place in the stands before the NFC practice and ended with actors Daniel Dae Kim and Masi Oka throwing footballs to the crowd.

On the field, Pro Bowl cheerleaders, including Raiderette Kelly, performed for fans and spoke to kids as a part of the NFL’s Play 60 initiative which promotes activity to combat

Raiders fullback Marcel Reece takes time to sign autographs

childhood obesity.

Afterwards, Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece, sporting Arian Foster’s jersey around his neck, spoke about his experience as a first-timer and hopes for tomorrow’s game.

On advise from veterans

“It’s been an awesome experience. The veterans, they just tell you to relax and have fun. It’s your first one, the first of many and thats an honor to have great players recognize my game and the way I play the game I love.”

On the fans

“Having fun with all the of fans has been an awesome time, Raider nation travels well.”

Hopes for the game

“I come to Hawaii all the time, I love Hawaii, this is my first time as a Pro Bowler, hopefully my best experience will be winning the MVP [award] and winning the car tomorrow.”

The NFL hosted the annual Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on Saturday night.


Author: Bryce Wellington

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