Seattle Seahawks award Meridian students NFL Play 60 grant

Seattle Seahawks award Meridian students NFL Play 60 grant
MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - Some local elementary school kids scored big with a visit from the NFL.

Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate dropped into discovery elementary with some Seahawk cheerleaders.

The school won the visit as part of "Fuel Up to Play 60."

"My grandparents live in Seattle so I have been to the stadium and everything!" said student Makenna Andreason.

Play 60 is a program sponsored by the NFL and Dairy Council to get kids to eat right and get active.

"I think it's different from when I was growing up now that you have PlayStations and all that stuff" said Golden Tate, a wide receiver for the Seahawks.

First grader Peyton Cobbley, (this reporter's son) said during the assembly he learned "Instead of playing video games we can go play outside 60 minutes every day."

Tate also cheered along students as they dressed teachers in real Seahawks uniforms as part of a relay.

Two PE teachers at the school put together the grant to bring the program to the school.
Students have spent the school year logging miles in the schools running and walking club, which ultimately helped them win the visit.