In an effort to encourage the community's youth to stay in shape through daily exercise, the Utah Blaze have launched the "Stay Active, Stay Strong" program. The program kicked off this week with Blaze players and mascot Torch visiting several elementary schools around the Salt Lake City area.
the schools was a great opportunity to interact with the community and
have a positive influence on our youth," said Blaze defensive back David
Hyland. "I really enjoy seeing the smiles on the children's faces and
it's a very rewarding experience. I hope that they enjoy it as much as I
program focuses on children using daily play activities as a form of
exercise. Rather than stay inside playing video games or watching
television, kids are encouraged to keep themselves in better health by
having fun with physically engaging activities, such as playing tag,
riding bikes, or playing sports. For their efforts, participating
students are rewarded at the end of the program.
how the program works: 1. Each student is given a "Stay Active, Stay
Strong" chart that allows them to track their daily activities for one
month. 2. Students participate in the program by filling out the chart
for 30 days. 3. At the end of the 30 days, the student brings the
completed chart to the EnergySolutions Arena box off on a Utah Blaze
game night and redeems it for a FREE ticket!
Active, Stay Strong is a great way to remind and encourage our youth to
participate in daily physical activities," said Hyland. "By providing
the incentive of tickets to a Utah Blaze game as reward for
participation, children have more reasons than ever to live healthy
program will run throughout the remainder of the 2012 Utah Blaze
season. If you would like your elementary school to participate in "Stay
Active, Stay Strong," visit UTBlaze.com and fill out the contact form,
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.