Denver Broncos Tight End Virgil Green Visits Everitt Middle
Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green stopped by Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge, Colo. last Friday to reward the students for making their school a healthier place through Fuel Up to Play 60. Everitt Middle School recorded the highest level of Fuel Up to Play 60 points in a district-wide Fuel Up to Play 60 contest this spring, involving the entire student body in making positive, healthy changes in their school.
Green addressed the students and congratulated them on their hard work before joining them for fun activities to get them moving.
“I always eat a good breakfast,” Green told students. “And if you want to be in the NFL, you’ve got to do well in school – coaches don’t want to deal with you if you aren’t a good student.” Green explained that as a Denver Bronco, he spends considerable time studying.
The students all enjoyed themselves during Green’s visit – his words of encouragement will continue to motivate them into next school year.
“It’s awesome to have an incentive, like a visit from a Denver Broncos player, to get the students even more motivated to make their school a healthy place,” said Nicole Croy, Director of School Health and Wellness Programs. “I’m so proud of all the students at Everitt for achieving so much with Fuel Up to Play 60 this year!”
Dairy farm families have always been committed to youth health and wellness, and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program gives them the opportunity to positively impact the students and schools in their community by giving them the resources they need to be successful in the program, and in life. That’s why they fund and support Fuel Up to Play 60.
The program is designed to engage and empower youth to take control of their health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools and communities. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is implemented nationally by the National Dairy Council and National Football League. Locally, Dairy MAX partners with the Denver Broncos to run the program. For more information on Fuel Up to Play 60, including how to get your school involved, visit www.fueluptoplay60.com.