Wisconsin students to participate in Packers exercise challenge

Wisconsin students to participate in Packers exercise challenge

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED Jan 30, 2013

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have challenged school students in Wisconsin to be more active, and play for at least 60 minutes each day.

The challenged, called the “Play 60 Challenge,” is a program from the Green Bay Packers, American Heart Association, Bellin Health and WPS Health Insurance, and will start Feb. 4 at 11 schools in Wisconsin.

"More than 1,900 students in grades four through eight are using this week to prepare for the event, a 28-day program that challenges them to get active and play for at least 60 minutes each day, with the activities able to be broken up and performed either in or out of school," said Jessica Bedore with the Packers. "The students will track their daily totals on classroom scoreboards, and at the end of the program, the school with the highest cumulative participation time per student will receive a trip to Lambeau Field, including a stadium tour, Packers Hall of Fame passes, a chance to meet a Packers player and a $700 gift certificate from U.S. Games."

The schools that come in second, third and fourth place will receive gift certificates to U.S. Games which can be redeemed for gym equipment.

“The healthy habits that these students learn and develop as a part of this program will benefit to them throughout their lives,” said Tim Schroeder, Packers youth football coordinator. “Play 60 offers a fun way for students to compete with their peers at other schools and see the progress that they are making as a team. We look forward to watching their efforts over the next four weeks.”

You can find more information on the program here.