Packers program encourages healthy lifestyles
Second, third and fourth grade students were treated to an afternoon of Packers football skills and drills on Tuesday, Oct. 6 when the Fuel Up To Play 60 program came to Rexford/Longfellow Elementary School.
The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, the NFL and the Green Bay Packers Outreach Program. The goal of the program is to promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging youth to “Fuel Up” with healthy foods and “Play” 60 minutes every day.
The program was brought to Clintonville by the Longfellow Elementary Physical Education team and was administered by Tim Schroeder and Tony Fisher from the Packers organization. Fisher is a former running back for the Green Bay Packers.
All children were assigned to groups and rotated to each of the five stations. Students ran through obstacle courses and agility ladders with the football, hurdled mats, hit blocking dummies, threw footballs into target nets, and caught TD passes in the end zone. Before rotating to the next station, players huddled up to chant “Go, Pack, Go.”
At the conclusion of the event, all participants received Fuel Up to Play 60 wristbands. Everyone passed the sweat test.
Longfellow Leadership Council students from Longfellow Running Club helped organize the event. They unpacked the Packers truck, set up football stations, prepared the water station, led students to their stations and packed up the truck at the end of the day.
Leadership Council students include Mason Carrico, Peyton Kautz, Marlee Matttes, Blayk Rosenau, Kade Rosenow, and Jonathan Scherschel.
Longfellow Running Club mentors volunteered to be the coaches at each of the stations.