Deion Sanders Fights to Help Kids Stay Fit

April 27, 2011


Your Black World Reports

Deion L. Sanders retired as a professional football player in 2001, but is scoring big points off the field for NFL Network’s Keep Gym in School Program. Sanders is conducting a press conference in New York today with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and 4 middle school kids who will be receiving awards for their participation and improved dedication to fitness. The announcement shines a spotlight on The Keep Gym in School Fitness Program, which was developed in association with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

The program is a component of the NFL PLAY 60, the league’s youth health and fitness campaign designed to keep kids active at least 60 minutes a day. The emphasis is placed on combating childhood obesity by supporting physical education programs in America’s schools. In addition to the conference, there will be a PE Teacher of the Year award with a $10,000 grant for her school’s PE program as well as football clinics for city kids, with the assistance of retired NFL players: Donovan Darius; Richard Dent, Chris Doleman, Charles Haley, Brad Hoover, Cortez Kennedy, Natrone Means, Joe Morris, Anthony Mua‘Oz and Willie Roaf, so stop by if you’re in town.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Draft prospect clinic from 9:45-10:15 a.m.) Thursday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Chelsea Waterside Park
11th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Street
CONTACT: Clare Graff, NFL, 212-450-2435
Erin Wendell, Under Armour, 410-454-6570,


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