In 2007, the Franklin Special School District began a relationship with the Tennessee Titans through the NFL Play 60 program, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of America’s youngsters by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.
The schools and its students have been rewarded over the years for their participation in the program with player visits but this year, the students will be the ones visiting the players on their own turf, literally.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, 12 lucky students are being rewarded for exemplifying the Play 60 commitment to wellness with tickets to the Tennessee Titans vs. Oakland Raiders game. The FSSD students will be recognized before the game.
Six years ago, grant money provided by NFL Play 60 enabled the district to purchase the FitnessGram program, a bi-annual student fitness evaluation which includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests used to determine students’ overall physical fitness and suggests areas for improvement when appropriate. All FSSD schools participate in the NFL Play 60 FitnessGram Project. Some also participate in other Play 60 programs, such as Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Fuel Up to Play 60, Play 60 Challenge and NFL Punt, Pass and Kick.
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