LARGO--Students from Benjamin Stoddert Middle School and more than 200 students from across the region participated in the Washington Redskins/Coca-Cola “Play 60” youth flag football clinic held Tuesday at FedEx Field.
The clinic was part of the Coca-Cola “Live Positively: Get The Ball Rolling” campaign, which promotes active, healthy living among youth in the Washington area.
Washington Redskins players Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks, Kareem Moore and Lorenzo Alexander led the group in warm-ups before the games began.
“I am honored to be a part of today’s event. I encourage you all to eat healthy and stay active in your daily activities,” Alexander said.
Each school played two 15-minute games. Benjamin Stoddert competed against George Washington Middle School from Alexandria, Va. Benjamin Stoddert scored the first touchdown in a fast-paced game. Alexander served as the quarterback for an all-girl squad in the second game.
“Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling” is a partnership between the Redskins, Coca-Cola and other Washington area professional sports teams, including the Capitals, Nationals, Mystics and Wizards, to combat childhood obesity. The alliance began last year with each team offering fitness clinics to area youth.
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