Eisenhower School students get Packers Experience with Play 60

By Terry Kovarik | terry.kovarik@wearegreenbay.com

Published 06/10 2014 06:14PM

Updated 06/10 2014 06:33PM

GREEN BAY (WFRV) It wasn't exactly Lombardi Avenue and Oneida Street and no Packers players could be found. But Eisenhower Elementary School definitely had the look of the Packers Experience.

"I was expecting that we were going to be playing a real game and the Packer players were going to teach us how to play," said Ricardo Bustamante Frise, Eisenhower Fourth Grader.

But Eisenhower students got to play and go through training camp drills similar to those Packers players use to get ready for the regular season. It's all part of the N-F-L's "Play 60" program which is designed to get kids out to play.

"Once you get your homework done, get outside and whether it's football or a different sport we just want them to be active," said Tim Schroeder, Green Bay Packers Youth Football Coordinator.

"Figured it would be a good way to end the school year and reinforce the "60-minutes" going into the summer," said Mike Jonley, an Eisenhower School teacher who helped arrange the event.

The goal of "Play 60" is to get kids...out...and active. And some Eisenhower students really know the score.

"When you had to run for, I think it was the running back station, you had to run througn. And I like doing the running backs," said Jeremy Powell, Eisenhower Third Grader.

"It helps you exercise and it helps you feel really good," said Aysia Litkey, Eisenhower Fourth Grader. "I want to do it again."

Local 5's Terry Kovarik has the story.

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