The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce the 2012-2013 First Down for Fitness presented by Kimberly-Clark Professional Teacher of the Year Winners:
Tara Arbegast – Bright Star Elementary School, Douglasville, Georgia
Tony Edmondson – Dutchtown Elementary School, Hampton, Georgia
Cate Hernandez – Shiloh Point Elementary School, Cumming, Georgia
Marcus Bruno Morris – M.E. Lewis Elementary School, Sparta, Georgia
Amy Young – Nebo Elementary School, Dallas, Georgia
The winners were selected from 246 teachers in the Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness presented by Kimberly-Clark Professional program for their commitment and dedication to finding unique ways to ensure their students engage in physical activity for 60 minutes, five days a week and maintain healthy eating habits. Each winner will receive a $1,000 fitness equipment grant from the Atlanta Falcons and its equipment partner, Good Sports.
“In a day and age where unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles amongst children is becoming commonplace; certain organizations and individuals stand out as models of efficiency in keeping kids physically and emotionally healthy. The Atlanta Falcons and this wonderful group of educators exemplify these qualities, and Good Sports is proud to partner with them by providing them with the equipment necessary to keep the children they serve happy and healthy,” said Melissa Harper, Good Sports CEO.
The Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness presented by Kimberly-Clark Professional program, in its seventh year, is a three month program designed to challenge third through seventh grade students in the state of Georgia and Mexico to participate in fitness activities, eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle. The program incorporates components of the NFL’s Play 60 program, the American Heart Association and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association’s (SUDIA) Fuel Up to Play 60 nutrition program.