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Local middle school students to compete in Bucs "Play 60 Challenge"
Local middle school students to compete in Bucs "Play 60 Challenge"

Tampa, FL -- On Wednesday, Feb. 9, students will compete for thousands of dollars to support their school while getting in shape.

Five local middle schools will bring 10 students each to participate in the Buccaneers' "Play 60 Challenge" at One Buccaneer Place. The "Play 60 Challenge" is a program between the NFL and the American Heart Association that inspires students to be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

The grants awarded to the schools will benefit their physical education programs and help fund new athletic equipment.
 
Throughout the season, Buccaneers players visited middle schools to promote the NFL Play 60 initiative, emphasizing the importance of healthy living and physical fitness. The participants in Wednesday's fitness challenge have been selected to represent their school based on their academic and athletic achievements.

During the event, students will be led through stretching and warm-up exercises by Buccaneers cheerleaders and then will compete in fitness stations run by Buccaneers players and volunteers. Following the competition, students will talk to Buccaneers players about the importance of physical activity and be awarded the grants based on the results of the fitness challenge.
 
The schools participating in the fitness challenge are: Adams Middle School, Barrington Middle School, Orange Grove Middle School, Roland Park Middle School and Tomlin Middle School.

NFL clubs throughout the league are teaming up with area American Heart Association affiliates to tailor the campaign to their local community. For more information, visit www.NFLRush.com/Play60.

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