SEAHAWKS PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM:
The Seahawks, NFL Charities, and The Cooper Institute have partnered together to support youth health and prevent childhood obesity as part of NFL PLAY 60. PLAY 60 is the NFL’s national youth health and fitness campaign, focused on making the next generation of kids the most active and healthy by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.
As a result of the partnership the Seahawks are able to offer a total of 35 FITNESSGRAM assessment kits for distribution to local elementary and middle schools.
FITNESSGRAM® is the premier fitness assessment tool with an educational reporting system. It emphasizes health-related fitness for life by measuring three components 1) aerobic capacity; 2) body composition; and 3) muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Results, based on age and gender, are available in a report card format that physical education teachers can use to educate families and students and encourage healthy behaviors.
Rolling application process, with applicants reviewed and selected up until September 1, 2011. Review committee will be comprised of staff from Seahawks, WAHPERD, and OSPI