Between dog-fighting, gambling referees, and drug allegations, professional sports have been getting a lot of bad press. Here’s some good news. Nate Guidry of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers and Eagles are teaming up to tackle childhood obesity. Read on:
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles announced yesterday that they are teaming up with the state of Pennsylvania to fight childhood obesity in middle schools statewide.Sure beats 162 Beef Sticks!
The partnership -- called "What Moves U?" -- is designed to motivate students to become more physically active…
… Participating schools can compete to earn prizes, including tickets to NFL games, autographed merchandise and player visits to their schools.
Dr. Calvin B. Johnson, state health secretary, said the program and other initiatives are "long-term investments that will be paid back when our children grow up to be healthy adults."