For over a decade, the Eagles have hosted pep rallies at local schools as part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative to encourage students to eat healthy and exercise at least 60 minutes every day.
Despite the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eagles conducted the first virtual Play 60 pep rally on Monday with Camden's Big Picture Learning Academy. Tackle Jordan Mailata, Kyle and Christine from the Eagles Cheer Team, and SWOOP discussed their fitness routines, detailed their diets, and quizzed the sixth-grade students on various health topics. In fact, you can take the same quiz below!
Of course, the students, who are learning remotely from their homes, also got in a little exercise to spice up the afternoon.
At the end of the pep rally, the Eagles and the American Dairy Association North East presented the Camden City School District with an NFL Hometown Grant for $10,000 to expand its Breakfast in the Classroom initiative.
"It's going to make a huge impact because right now we're working through the COVID. It's very difficult trying to find the right equipment to actually deliver meals, so we're going to use this equipment during our meal distribution and deliveries during the pandemic, and then it's equipment that we can actually filter into our program as we begin to open schools," said Arlethia Brown, the nutrition director for the Camden City School District.