New York Jets and American Heart Association Teaming Up to Inspire NJ Students

Sept 23, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) reacts to a non interference call against New York Jets defensive back Kyle Wilson (20) in the fourth quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Right now, the Jets have an event in NJ, teaming up with the American Heart Association, to fight childhood obesity as part of the NFL’s Play60 program.

At Madison Jr. High School in Madison, NJ, Kyle Wilson is hosting an assembly of nearly 400 sixth grade students and teachers from Madison Jr. School, St. Vincent The Martyr School, Holy Family School, Ridgedale Middle School and Harding School. Kyle will be commenting on the importance of physical activity and eating healthy, along with giveaways and the announcement that students who complete the six week challenge will be entered to win prizes from Kinect for Xbox 360 and a chance to be featured in the Play60 Jets football game on Thanksgiving (Thurs., Nov 22, 2012) at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

The Jets Play 60 Challenge presented by Kinect for Xbox 360 is a six-week long program created by the NFL and American Heart Association that encourages students to participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity in school and an additional 30 minutes of physical activity outside of school. This program allows students to track their exercise and progress in fun and engaging ways.

The Jets and American Heart Association will also implement the Jets Play 60 Challenge presented by Kinect for Xbox 360 at Chatham and Summit Middle Schools reaching an additional 625 students.

It is always worth mentioning when the team is doing good work within the community. For all of the things football players do that aren’t very swift, not enough attention is given to when players give back, so that is why we bring that up this morning, with the event going on as we speak.

Topics: Kyle Wilson, New York Jets, Nfl Play 60

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