The Buffalo Bills hosted the "Fuel Up to Play 60" event on December 15th at the Bills Field House for approximately 150 students from fifteen Buffalo Public Schools.
Bills wide receiver Lee Evans and linebacker Chris Draft spoke to the kids about the importance of nutrition and being active for 60 minutes a day. Students also participated in various physical fitness activities like jump roping, relay races and three-legged races and received a healthy lunch.
"Fuel Up to Play 60" is part of a national initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity in partnership with the National Football League (NFL), National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). The American Dairy Association and Dairy Council have partnered with the Bills to promote nutrition education and increased physical fitness to Buffalo city students as a way of preventing growing rates of childhood obesity through in-school promotions and contests.
Evans and Draft posed for pictures and signed autographs for the kids throughout the hour-long event. Kids were also given t-shirts, won prizes and signed a pledge to eat healthy and exercise as part of their promise to live a healthy life.
Evans also visited North Park Academy in Buffalo earlier on the same day to speak to the school about the "Fuel Up to Play 60" program and he is the spokesperson for the "Play 60 Challenge". Draft is also a big proponent of proper nutrition and the Play 60 program and emphasizes the importance of physical fitness through his Chris Draft Family Foundation at www.chrisdraftfamilyfoundation.org.