MNU students help run NFL Play 60 event

KC Wolf and Chiefs Cheerleaders joined in the fun at the 2013 Fuel Up to Play 60 Rewards Training Camp sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Council and the Kansas City Chiefs April 30, 2013. MNU photo

KC Wolf and Chiefs Cheerleaders joined in the fun at the 2013 Fuel Up to Play 60 Rewards Training Camp sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Council and the Kansas City Chiefs April 30, 2013. MNU photo

Thirty students from MNU’s sports management program assisted area elementary school children at the 2013 Fuel Up to Play 60 Rewards Training Camp sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Council and the Kansas City Chiefs April 30, 2013.

NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition collaboration between the National Dairy Council and the NFL. The Training Camp rewards those participants who have made accomplishments through Fuel Up to Play 60 in the 2012-2013 school year.

MNU Sports Management professor Jack Jones offered students in his administration of sports management class as volunteers to work with more than 200 Kansas City area elementary students and their advisors at the event held at Arrowhead Stadium. Teams of 10 elementary students were coached by the sports management students and lead through activity stations such as the cone course, toning training and the running back station with touchdown celebration. Continue reading

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