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Jason Witten encourages kids to Play 60 [HD]

Norrelle Dickson
Jason Witten encourages kids to Play 60 [HD]

Grapevine Middle School students received a special visit from NFL Play 60 and Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten.

“You just want to encourage them to set their goals high,” said Jason Witten. “I think as a role model it’s kind of a priority to do that.”

The NFL Play 60 organization has joined the fight against youth obesity and is encouraging kids to get out and play for 60 minutes a day.

“We have 2 six grade classes of Fuel Up to play and that’s whose composing this activity today so this is a neat reward for them and all the hard work they have put in this year,” said Grapevine Middle School Principal Tim Hughes.

In spite of the turmoil the Dallas Cowboys face this season on the field the students seemed to give Witten some much needed support in return.

“He’s great and he’s really nice to us all for doing this and it made everyone happy,” said 7th grader Skyler Simon.

“Sometimes it feels like you can’t see the end of it because it’s so tough right now but then you come here and it puts it in perspective and you appreciate the support in this area,” said Witten.

Grapevine Middle School won the NFL Play 60 school challenge and was awarded a check for ten thousand dollars.

“Knowing the difference that money is going to make on the school and the impact it’s going to have and anytime you are able to do that it’s special,” said Witten. “There is no better school than right here in Grapevine.”

Principal Hughes says that some of the money will be used to buy pedometers for the school’s Wide Walking Club starting this spring.

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Hey Dallas! I am originally from Orange, California and grew up playing softball, soccer, basketball, and track. I also participated in television commercials and movies during my childhood. After graduating high school, I accepted a full scholarship to the University of Oklahoma to play softball for the Sooners. I was an elite scholar athlete all four years at University of Oklahoma. I was a 3 time All-American, 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, and Academic All-American. I have traveled and played internationally representing the USA in Pan American Games in Hermosillo, Mexico; The Junior Olympics in Nanjing, China and The University Games in Tai’nan City, Taiwan. During my time at Oklahoma I completed an internship at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City, and worked as a freelance reporter for the Oklahoma High School Sports Express television show. I also worked as the Sooner Sports Network Softball Color analyst both on the radio and television. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 2007, and was the 7th pick in the first round of the National Pro-Fast pitch League draft. After two successful seasons with the Akron Racers I returned home to California, where I continued my career in sports broadcasting. I worked in the media department of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. I also worked in the sports department at CBS/KCAL 9 in Los Angeles. I have recently found my way to the Dallas area to follow my dream of being a sports reporter. I currently work as the sideline reporter for the Millennium Sports Network, and I am extremely excited to begin work at DFWreporting.com. I Enjoy athletics, travel, entertainment, and adventure! If you have a story idea please feel free to contact me at NDickson@dfwreporting.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


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