Loudoun County, Va. (November 17, 2014) – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF) and Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association are teaming up to fight childhood obesity by hosting the Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combine on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.
Redskins players will lead 200 Loudoun County elementary school students through four exercise stations to promote physical fitness while Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association will staff nutrition stations to teach participants how to lead a healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition.
Redskins players scheduled to attend include E.J. Biggers, Everette Brown, Akeem Davis, Brandon Meriweather, Chase Minnifield, Alfred Morris, Niles Paul, Silas Redd, Jr., Nick Sundberg, Tress Way and Darrel Young.
Following the combine, the four participating elementary schools – Guilford Elementary School, Rolling Ridge Elementary School, Sugarland Elementary School and Sully Elementary School – will receive a Play 60 equipment kit and a $7,500 grant from the WRCF and Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association to support their physical fitness and nutrition programs for students.
Redskins running back Alfred Morris will not only participate in the exercise stations, but also present the grants to each school on behalf of the WRCF and Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association. As the 2013 Redskins Walter Payton Man of the Year, Morris hosted the inaugural “Movies with Morris” fundraising event in May, with proceeds from the event helping to fund a portion of all four grants.
“Events like this have such a large impact on children. They are able to experience firsthand the value of an active lifestyle and the importance of healthy eating,” said Sharon Piano, Program Manager, Fuel Up to Play 60. “The Fuel Up to Play 60 program has become an integral part of many schools, and we hope the program continues to grow.”
The Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combine is part of the NFL’s larger Play 60 campaign, which fights childhood obesity by encouraging youth to get active for at least 60 minutes a day.
For more information on the WRCF’s programs and events, or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community, or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR.
Any questions regarding the Redskins Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combine or the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation should be directed to Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations at 615-347-8891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.