By: Leah Kraus
The Cleveland Browns’ Play 60 Challenge in partnership with the American Heart Association and in association with Medical Mutual, Cleveland Clinic and the American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to Play 60 are proud to announce the 2013 Spring Challenge is underway.
Over the course of the six-week challenge, nearly 2,500 students representing 12 local schools have committed themselves to taking action in becoming the healthiest generation yet. Students will participate by logging their minutes of physical activity in an effort to win a variety of Browns prizes all while learning new and fun ways to stay active and engage in their communities.
Schools participating in the challenge range from Euclid to Painesville, along with local schools from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Stockyard Elementary School in Cleveland has reported that their students have already logged close to 50,000 minutes of activity.
To reward the top school for their success during the Challenge, the Browns will host the participants for an exclusive Play 60 Field Day at FirstEnergy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns. Also, the Browns will reward top teachers during the challenge who all demonstrated a passionate commitment to the Play 60 Challenge while helping students achieve their physical fitness challenge goals.
The Browns congratulate those schools that continue to participate in the challenge each year and welcome those participating for the first time. It is our hope that each student and teacher continues to show their commitment to health and wellness through the Play 60 movement and we look forward to hosting the top school for the Play 60 Field Day!
Play 60, the NFL’s movement for an active generation, focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. The Browns are proud supporters of this campaign to increase awareness for the need to stay active and healthy. Through programming committed to indoor and outdoor expansion projects, such as the annual Hometown Huddle, Fitness Zones and the Play 60 Challenge, the Browns aim to get everyone up and moving!
The Browns and American Heart Association will again be offering the Play 60 Challenge this fall. The goal of the Play 60 Challenge is to excite kids while creating an active and healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime. To get more information on the Play 60 Challenge or see how your school or classroom can become involved, please call the Cleveland Browns’ Community Relations Department at 440-891-5000.