Dolphins Award North Beach Elementary School As Part Of NFL's Play 60 Super School

Posted Jan 15, 2014

The NFL Play 60 Super School program is part of the league’s Back to Football efforts.

The Miami Dolphins helped in awarding North Beach Elementary School as the contest winners of the NFL's Play 60 Super School contest.

The NFL Play 60 Super School program is part of the league’s Back to Football efforts that awards deserving elementary and middle schools around the nation. Each school that entered the contest had to submit essays detailing their commitment to eating right, health, and wellness for their youth.

In the South Florida area, North Beach Elementary was the chosen winner. All winning schools each receive a Super School visit consisting of an NFL player (or players) from their local team, a $10,000 grant check from the NFL, and an NFL Play 60 Ultimate Fitness class.

Decked out in their Miami Dolphins gear, the students gathered in the school's courtyard as Dolphins players Brandon Fields and Koa Misi kicked off the day’s festivities. The enthusiastic students had the opportunity to do a question and answer session with the players before being presented their check and heading out to the playground area. Once situated, Fields, Misi, and Mrs. Philbin helped to lead the students in the ultimate fitness class.

As fun workout music set the tone for the class, the students stretched and then rotated between the workout stations led by the Dolphins participants. Dolphins mascot TD even got involved! By the end of the day, both students and members of the Dolphins enjoyed the benefits of the program while appreciating just how important health and wellness is for everyone.

“It’s been a great time. All the kids were very excited, all of them had a blast running around and (its good) for them to see a professional athlete still take being physically fit serious while having a lot of fun.” Fields said of the event. "Just get that message out to stick with it when you’re young and keep having fun with it!”

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