Friday, April 6, 2012

Blaze Launches Stay Active, Stay Strong Program

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.
"Visiting 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 do."
The 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.
Here's 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!
"Stay 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 lifestyles."
The 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 and fill out the contact form, or send an email to

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