(Sept. 21, 2013) – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the Department of Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, as well as USAA and the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association are joining forces to kick off the “Salute to Play 60 Military Challenge” on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
This initiative 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. Working on behalf of the Department of Defense and Military Services to encourage youth physical fitness and overall wellness, the “Salute to Play 60 Military Challenge” will serve as a vehicle to get more than 500 children of military families on installations across the Washington, D.C. region to track their daily activity for four weeks. Children with the highest involvement will be honored for their participation during a 2013 Redskins home game.
Mrs. Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, and Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen will lead the kickoff event. Schedules permitting, Redskins players Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris, Joshua Morgan, Adam Gettis, Niles Paul, Josh Wilson, Darrel Young and many others will be in attendance.
During the kickoff event, Redskins players will lead participants through action-packed and fun-filled Play 60 mini-combine stations that will include agility ladders, relay races, throwing/catching drills and a timed 40-yard dash. In addition, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association will staff nutrition stations to teach participants how to eat right and live a healthy lifestyle.