The Kansas City Chiefs are always active in the community, so it’s no surprise they sent seven of their receivers — Lance Long and Terrence Copper among them — to Frank Rushton Elementary in Kansas City.
The WRs spoke about the benefits of eating right and getting at least 60 minutes of activity a day. Following that, the seven Red and Gold WRs led the students in an obstacle course to support the school’s participation in the “Chiefs Play 60 Challenge.”
“This was a lot of fun,” noted WR Lance Long. “The kids took this obstacle course very seriously. It was great to see them all enjoying themselves while they were exercising. I think the funny part is that a lot of them didn’t even realize being active could be so much fun.”
The Chiefs and the American Heart Association created the “Chiefs Play 60 Challenge” to help curb the growing epidemic of obesity among our youth. This program inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day, be it in school or at home.
It’s amazing that no matter what the Chiefs have going on (or not going on for that matter) that they get out and make a difference in the Kansas City area. No doubt once we get a look at the 2010 draft class, we’ll see that Chiefs Rookie Club out and about within the community.