Yaxunah’s Amazonas softball team received a visit from a group of Denver Broncos cheerleaders with whom they shared a friendly game of softball.
The Amazonas have become well known in Yucatán over the past several years for playing softball while wearing traditional Yucatecan garb, which is to say huipiles.
The visit came as part of a program spearheaded by the NFL to drum up further interest in Mexico.
“It’s so wonderful that this trip finally came together. It’s something we had been planning for quite some time,” reads a press statement issued by the Denver Broncos.
The NFL has also expressed interest in helping to develop social programs in Yucatán and sponsoring amateur leagues, especially those aimed at women and girls.
During their time in Yucatán, the eight cheerleaders spent time at several tourist attractions, including spots in Mérida, Valladolid, and Izamal.
Though soccer and baseball are far and away from the most popular sports in Yucatán, American football is growing in popularity.
But in certain parts of the country, especially the northern states near the US border, American football is already a mainstay for a great many Mexican fans.