The Chargers and linebacker Kyle Emanuel hosted a Fuel Up to Play60 event today for students from Davis Magnet School as part of a partnership with Real California Milk.
With the offseason in full swing, the Chargers continued their year-round community outreach on Friday by hosting 100 students from Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa to a Real California Milk Youth Training Camp in conjunction with the NFL's Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign.
"Our California Dairy Farm Families are committed to raising awareness about healthy eating and physical activity," said Alyssa McClelland, School Outreach Manager of the California Milk Advisory Board. "It's our goal for the next generation to value the five food groups such as milk and dairy, fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, we have the opportunity to partner with the L.A. Chargers and bring our commitment to life."
Students were invited to Costa Mesa High School where they first learned about the importance of choosing healthy foods and exercising daily. Afterwards, they headed outside to get their 60 minutes of physical activity through a Junior Chargers camp. Chargers linebacker Kyle Emanuel, members of the OC Lawmen, a local football team consisting of law enforcement officers, and Costa Mesa High School football players led drills.
Between hurdling over pads, catching footballs and practicing passes, these kids got the opportunity to get a brief taste of what their idols on the field do every Sunday.
"This event is always a fun one for me to do because it's something a little bit different," Emanuel said. "You can actually interact with the kids and be active and teach them valuable things that they can use going forward. (Healthy eating) is such a big part of becoming a better athlete…. It's definitely the other half of what you have to do to be successful."
If you want to become an advocate for making your school healthier, visit FuelUpToPlay60.com or RealCaliforniaMilk.com for more information.