Panthers visit local school to promote health and fitness

Panthers visit local school to promote health and fitness

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 8 at 1:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Area students were treated to a lesson outside the classroom Tuesday morning.

The Carolina Panthers visited JW Grier Elementary for Play 60 Pep Rally. The idea is to reinforce to kids the importance of 60 minutes worth of daily physical activity.

The rally included the TopCats Cheerleaders,  mascot Sir Purr and several of the Panthers players. Students participated in a game show where they answered questions about nutrition, health and fitness.

Kids and teachers also took part in relay courses. Classroom Central, an organization that provides teachers with free school supplies, took part in the rally.

They chose the school after students submitted essays on the importance of school supplies.

East Elementary in Union County came in 2nd in the essay contest. They'll receive a Play-60 Camp in the spring.

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