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, is proud to announce Forest Park Middle School in Euclid as the 2013 Spring Challenge Top School!
Along with Forest Park, both Garfield Middle School in Cleveland and St. Christopher School in Rocky River showed a tremendous commitment to the Play 60 movement. Students from these top three schools logged over 2.3 million minutes of activity!
Over the course of the six-week challenge, nearly 2,000 students representing nine local schools, from Euclid to Painesville, logged over 4.5 million minutes of physical activity and committed themselves to living a healthier lifestyle.
To reward Forest Park for their success during the challenge, the Browns will host 100 of the top students from the school at FirstEnergy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns for an exclusive Play 60 Field Day where students will compete in various challenges such as a football toss and tug-of-war. The Browns also commend the top three overall teachers whose classrooms excelled during the challenge. Ms. Louise Robison from Stockyard Elementary, Mr. John Yuha from Forest Park Middle School and Ms. Kathy Valaitis from LaMuth Middle School all demonstrated a strong commitment to the Play 60 Challenge while helping their students achieve their physical activity goals.
The Browns congratulate all those schools that completed the challenge and look forward to the 2013 Fall Challenge!
Play 60 is the NFL 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 once 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 Browns’ Community Relations Department at 440-891-5000.