This Spring, 15 local schools completed the Browns Play 60 Challenge, in partnership with the American Heart Association, logging nearly five million minutes of physical activity! The Browns commend all the participants on taking positive steps towards living a healthy and active lifestyle. The teachers and staff at each school did a tremendous job of getting the kids to be active and have shared their stories.
Ms. Cathy Valaitis and her students at LaMuth Middle School love participating in the Play 60 Challenge! The way they've become involved is through large grade versus grade competitions. This year the 6th grade competed against the 7th grade. Once each quarter the students would be able to go head-to-head in individual activity and performance. The morale and drive to win propelled each participant to want to work harder throughout the year. Teachers and staff would keep track of the minutes each grade had accumulated until the end of the year. Ms. Valaitis said it's fun to see the students work really hard in and out of school. She has encouraged her 7th grade class to do so through the Play 60 challenges and they have enjoyed every minute of it. LaMuth students know how important it is to play 60 everyday! The 6th and 7th grade competitions have been a great way to promote the Play 60 program at LaMuth Middle School and promote healthy activity in their students. By going to school and participating in the Play 60 movement, students are making themselves better. Students can inspire their classmates, friends and family to commit to a healthy lifestyle by getting and staying active. Exercising also helps you do well in school and will help make you successful in your future! The Browns want your school to share your stories with #give10. Let us know what you're doing to make yourself better. You can also become a part of First and Ten by signing up on our website to #give10 and help your community.
The Browns PLAY 60 movement, contributing to the NFL's nationwide initiative to promote youth health and wellness by getting active at least 60 minutes each day, is in association with University Hospitals and American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to PLAY 60. The Browns actively bring PLAY 60 to the local community throughout the year to ensure kids and families are learning about and taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle.