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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