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Dolan Middle School students get Giant surprise

By American Heart Association


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L – R: Running back Andrea Brown, Dolan Middle Principal Charmaine Tourse, tight end Bear Pascoe and tight end Jake Ballard presented a signed football to the school. Carolyn Torella/AHA Photos
Three New York Giants players dropped in on Dolan Middle School in Stamford, CT on Tuesday and surprised a school-wide assembly as part of the Giants’ “Back to Football Community Blitz” to kick off the NFL’s Play 60 Challenge with the American Heart Association. Five caravans of New York Giants players made their way around the tri-state region today visiting schools, senior centers and retail locations.

The Dolan Middle School auditorium erupted in deafening applause as their special guests were announced by Principal Charmaine Tourse. Giants running back Andre Brown, tight end Jake Ballard and tight end Bear Pascoe made the trip from New Jersey to Stamford’s Dolan Middle School – the only school in Connecticut picked for the visits.

“You don’t get recess anymore in middle school, right?” asked Brown of the students, “So you have to get that sixty minutes of play in gym and after school. Just get outside and play!”

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Members of the NY Giants visited Dolan Middle School in Stamford today to kick off the NFL Play 60 Challenge with the American Heart Association. Carolyn Torella/AHA Photos
The players encouraged the students to put down the video games, turn off the TV and get out outside to play for sixty minutes every day – the core message of the NFL Play 60 campaign to get kids active. Brown asked trivia questions about the Giants and Ballard and Pascoe distributed Giants t-shirts to the trivia winners.

Twelve-year old Caroline Feldman, a seventh grader at Dolan Middle, had a front row seat for the assembly. She was elated at the surprise visit by the Giants players. “We look up to these players, they’re our idols and we want to be like them,” she said, “I think what they were trying to say was that we can’t be like them if we don’t get out and play like them,” said Feldman.

According to the American Heart Association, childhood obesity rates are at an all-time high: today, nearly one in three kids and teens in the United States are obese or overweight. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits, and inactive children are likely to become inactive adults.

These statistics are what drove the National Football League and the American Heart Association to team up to create the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a program that inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day in school and at home. It also helps schools become places that encourage physically active lifestyles year-round. The goal of the American Heart Association and the NFL is to get kids physically active for 60 minutes every day.

To learn more about NFL Play 60, visit www.nflrush.org or for info on healthier lifestyles for kids, visit www.heart.org/healthierkids.




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