Maya Lin School Wins NFL Challenge
Players from the Oakland Raiders and representatives from the National Football League (NFL) visited Maya Lin School on Tuesday to reward students there for winning the Super Bowl Play 60 Challenge, a fitness program developed by the NFL and the American Heart Association.
May Lin fifth-graders completed more minutes than 12,000 other students who participated in the program in seven Bay Area counties. The Maya Lin students also showed the most enthusiasm, an NFL source said.
On Tuesday morning, players from the Oakland Raiders will be available, NFL representatives, and the Raiders’ youth mascot, the dancing Raider’s helmet, helped lead an assembly and clinic for the students.
Maya Lin School will receive a $2,500 NFL Play 60 grant from the NFL and American Heart Association to help support the school’s health and fitness education efforts.
In the course of the challenge, the students committed to getting 60 minutes of exercise both during and after school. Teachers lead the exercise in class and logged the total minutes students completed. The challenge is part of the league’s larger NFL Play 60 program, designed to tackle childhood obesity by getting kids active through in- and after-school, and team-based program, as well as online child-targeted outreach on NFLRush.com.