The Green Bay Packers, American Heart Association and Bellin Health have teamed up to create the Play 60 Challenge - a program that challenges kids to get active and play for at least 60 minutes every day.
It doesn't matter how one moves, as long as they are active. Being physically active until you're breathing hard or sweating can have many positive effects on your body, both now and in the future. Not only will you look and feel better now, but you can reduce your risk of developing future health problems that could really slow you down.
If you aren't active now, start slowly and build up your activity. Remember, you don't have to get your 60 minutes in all at once; you have the option to break it up into shorter sessions that add up to 60 minutes a day. By getting up and active for 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home every day, you will be on your way to living a healthier life.
On Monday, February 2, 2015, four Wisconsin schools will be participating in a physical fitness program called the Play 60 Challenge. Each teacher will receive a teacher guide and each student will receive a game planner. Students will be encouraged to track their daily totals of physical activity on their classroom scoreboards. All registered schools that complete the challenge will earn a Play 60 assembly at their school, featuring an appearance by a Green Bay Packers player. Following the assembly, the top 50 students (who have accumulated the most activity minutes over the course of the month) will be treated to a fitness clinic led by the player. The top school that accumulates the most time, per total amount of students participating, will receive a $1,000 gift certificate from US Games.
Outline for Schools Participating
The physical portion of the challenge takes place during a 28-day period starting on Monday, February 2, 2015 and concluding on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Each school's designated coach will submit their totals for the previous week by 10 am the following Tuesday. The final student entry would be recorded by their respective school coach on Monday morning, March 2, 2015. All classroom scoreboards from the four participating schools must be mailed to:
Green Bay Packers
1265 Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304
The final totals will be posted on Friday, March 6, 2015.
|School Name||Average Per Student|
|Edison Middle School||3149.77|
|Notre Dame Middle School||3130.82|
|Lineville Intermediate School||2672.18|
|Red Smith Middle School||2354.84|
Formula: Total Amount of Minutes / Total Participants = Average per Participant
Example: 50,400 minutes / 150 students = 336 minutes per student
If you’re 14 years of age or younger and interested in joining the Packers official kids club, the Junior Power Pack, then visit us at www.packers.com/jpp. Join the kids club today to receive cool Packers mailings and an invitation to an annual event where you can run skills and drills with Packers players.
Last update: 3/4/2015