The players visited the Principal’s office and spoke to students about the importance of good health. During the visit, they led kids in fitness activities, as part of NFL’s PLAY 60 campaign, helping kids get 60 minutes of exercise a day. On behalf of the NFL, they presented the school with a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant for health and wellness programming or equipment.
The NFL PLAY 60 Super School contest selects one school in each of the 32 NFL markets and two non-NFL markets. Winning schools receive a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant for health and wellness programming or equipment and a visit from NFL players. Schools were encouraged to participate in the NFL PLAY 60 Super School contest and submit three essays explaining how they planned to show their NFL team pride and incorporate football into their lesson plans. Schools were also asked to demonstrate their commitment to youth health and wellness by submitting essays on their school’s physical education environment and how they teach their students about the importance of being active and eating right. For more information on NFL PLAY 60 visit http://www.nflrush.com/play60.