Super Schools Selected for Showing NFL Spirit and Dedication To Youth Health and Wellness
NFL to Give Each School $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 Grant & Visit From an NFL Player
Thirty-four schools from across the country were selected as NFL PLAY 60 Super Schools, it was announced today. Winning schools entered the PLAY 60 Super School contest and will receive a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant for health and wellness programming or equipment and a visit from an NFL player.
To kick off the 2012 NFL season,school personnel were encouraged to demonstrate their passion for their favorite NFL teams and excitement for the upcoming season. Winning schools in each of the 32 teams’ local communities and two at-large recipients described how their schools incorporated the NFL into their curriculum and shared their commitment to youth health and wellness and eating right, foundations of the PLAY 60 campaign, at www.NFLRUSH.com/BackToFootball.
The 34 honorees were named “NFL PLAY 60 Super Schools” and will receive physical education equipment for future use, in addition to the grant and visit from NFL representatives. The visits begin today, and the full list of recipient schools is included below. NFL Network and its affiliates will be providing each winning Super School’s school district with an opportunity to win an additional $10,000 grant through the Keep Gym in School program.
The “NFL PLAY 60 Super School” program focuses on inspiring students to make healthy choices. The winning schools will have the opportunity to host a visit from their favorite NFL team and an NFL player and participate in an NFL PLAY 60 Keep Gym in School PE class. Players will help the students get 60 minutes of exercise as part of the NFL PLAY 60 youth health and wellness campaign.
Players making “NFL PLAY 60 Super School” visits this year include A.J. HAWK, JUSTIN TUCK and J.J. WATT.
Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and wellness throughout the country. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL’s in-school, after-school and team-based initiatives. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $250 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have built more than 120 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and organized more than 1,500 PLAY 60 youth events since the campaign launched.
Kids and parents can learn more about Back To Football and NFL PLAY 60 at www.NFLRUSH.com/play60.
NFL PLAY 60 SUPER SCHOOL VISIT WINNERS:
|TEAM||SCHOOL||DATE OF VISIT|
|Arizona Cardinals||Spitalny School(Phoenix, AZ)||November 13|
|Atlanta Falcons||North Hall Middle(Gainesville, GA)||December 4|
|Baltimore Ravens||Stoneleigh Elementary(Baltimore, MD)||November 13|
|Buffalo Bills||Theodore Roosevelt Elementary(Cheektowaga, NY)||TBD|
|Carolina Panthers||Pinewood Elementary School(Charlotte, NC)||December 4|
|Chicago Bears||Calumet PSD 132(Calumet Park, IL)||December 4|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Woodland Elementary(Liberty Township, OH)||November 13|
|Cleveland Browns||Big Creek Elementary(Middleburg Heights, OH)||November 13|
|Dallas Cowboys||Swift Elementary (Arlington, TX)||December 4|
|Denver Broncos||Bromley East Charter School (Brighton, CO)||October 30|
|Detroit Lions||Jack Harvey Elementary School(Sterling Heights, MI)||December 4|
|Green Bay Packers||Danz Elementary SchoolGreen Bay, WI)||December 4|
|Houston Texans||Briarmeadow Charter School(Houston, TX)||November 13|
|Indianapolis Colts||Triton Central Elementary(Fairland, IN)||November 27|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Cunningham Creek Elementary(Saint Johns, FL)||December 4|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Cedar Creek Elementary(Lees Summit, MO)||December 4|
|Miami Dolphins||Peters Elementary School (Plantation, FL)||October 30|
|Minnesota Vikings||Waite Park Community School(Minneapolis, MN)||December 4|
|New England Patriots||Rockwell Elementary School(Bristol, RI)||December 4|
|New Orleans Saints||Gretna Middle(Gretna, LA)||November 13|
|New York Giants||P.S. 21(Staten Island, NY)||TBD|
|New York Jets||I.S. 2(Staten Island, NY)||December 4|
|Oakland Raiders||Ascend(Oakland, CA)||November 13|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Hallowell Elementary(Horsham, PA)||December 4|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Whittier(Pittsburgh, PA)||December 4|
|San Diego Chargers||King-Chavez Preparatory Academy (San Diego, CA)||November 13|
|San Francisco 49ers||Roy Cloud(Redwood City, CA)||November 26|
|Seattle Seahawks||Pioneer Elementary(Auburn, WA)||November 27|
|St. Louis Rams||William R. Cappel Elementary (Moscow Mills, MO)||December 4|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Northwest Elementary(St. Petersburg, FL)||November 13|
|Tennessee Titans||Sycamore Middle School(Pleasant View, TN)||November 27|
|Washington Redskins||Godwin Middle School(Woodbridge, VA)||November 13|
*All dates are subject to change.
At-large winning schools: James Otis World Language Academy (Near North, IL) and Williston Middle School (Williston, FL).
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