During the event, Houston Texans players Jadeveon Clowney and Johnathan Joseph, hosted a variety of activities that taught gridiron fundamentals to kids. The youngsters also had a chance to create their own furry friends with an on-site Build-A-Bear Workshop experience, part of the many family-friendly activities available on Carnival’s ships which are expected to carry a record 800,000 children this year—the most in cruising. Kids also got their face painted and satisfied their sweet tooth with delicious goodies from Carnival’s shipboard confection store Cherry on Top. Photo opportunities and meet and greets with Houston Texans Cheerleaders were available, as well. Participants could track their activities with a Summer Kickoff passport book and those who completed all the tasks received a special prize.
“Our first-ever Summer Kickoff was a great way to team up with two of our favorite partners—the Houston Texans and Build-A-Bear Workshop—to bring some fun and put smiles on the faces of some special kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Many thanks to Jadeveon and Johnathan for helping create some wonderful memories for these kids and their families,” she added.
”It’s always fun to participate in events where I can bring my son and daughter,” said Joseph. “Carnival has done a great job bringing to life the activities their guests can experience on ship right here at this event. My son had a great time participating in gridiron activities while my daughter loved the Build-A-Bear Workshop activity—and all the candy, of course!”
Carnival operates three ships year-round from Galveston—Carnival Triumph, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Breeze which together operate more than 200 four- to 14-day voyages to the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, Central America and other destinations. To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com.
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