Redskins Spring For Youth Fitness

If you've been reading, you know we've been covering the Washington Redskins and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation in their efforts to encourage area youth to get at least 60 minutes of daily exercise to help combat childhoold obesity.

The players travel to various organizations and schools in our area spreading the message. In partnership with the NFL's Play 60 program players visited Sterling Middle School yesterday to challenge a few kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Loudoun County to a fitness workout using HopSports, a multi-media instructional tool for physical education teachers delivered through Digital Video Recorder (DVR) technology. The exercise tool is used as part of the Boys & Girls Club of Loudoun County’s Triple Play program which encourages nutrition, fitness, and wellness to combat obesity in boys and girls ages 6 - 15.

After the fitness challenge, the students were treated to an autograph session with players Graham Gano and Anthony Armstrong.

Josh Jackson, a 3rd grader, won an autographed LaRon Landry football for having a winning raffle ticket.