We had the wonderful opportunity this week to formally launch the NFL What Moves U program in partnership with the Amercian Heart Association and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.
For the next six weeks, kids at all eight metro area Boys & Girls Clubs branches will be focusing on physical fitness and exercise. Each Club has a peer leader who has been trained by the American Heart Association to work with his/her fellow club members on exercise programs.
We had ten Broncos players at various Clubs this past Tuesday to join in the kick off (Champ Bailey, Karl Paymah, Erik Pears, Chris Kuper and rookies Eddie Royal, Carlton Powell, Jack Williams, Ryan Clady, Ryan Torain, and Jack Williams) and one special young lady, Regina Robles, who will be the program peer leader from the Cope Branch, summarized her initial experience as follows:
There are several things that I liked about the Broncos coming to Cope and participating with a game called “Spiders and Flies”. I think that it was a great experience and I think that the kids had fun as well as the Broncos. This experience was fun to watch the Broncos interacting with the kids and watching them all smile and laugh together. At first almost every one didn’t know what Spiders and Flies were so I explained to them that the Spiders where in the middle. You can start off with one or more in the middle– it just depends on how many people are playing the game. As for the Flies, they’re on the wall and when someone blows a whistle, the flies try to run to the other side without getting touched by the spiders. When we played that game, the Broncos (Rookies Eddie Royal, Ryan Torain, Ryan Clady, Wesley Woodyard, Carlton Powell, Jack Williams) were all laughing and smiling with all the kids. Also the guys were sometimes the spiders and some of them were not.
In the gym Jason and I will be running a program called “What moves U”. The activities in the gym are for kids to be active so that the kids get healthy. Some of the activities are jump roping and basketball. The kids have tracking logs so that when they do an activity they can write it down. The activities will be for a week and they will be for an hour, but there is more than one activity that’s why it lasts for one week, because there’s a specific activity a week. The overall program lasts about six weeks. When we run the activities Jason and I sign off on their tracking logs. Thank you Cindy Kellogg for this opportunity that I’m looking forward to.
Regina Robles is in the right side of the photo below, wearing a white t-shirt and standing just in front of Broncos’ Ryan Torain.