It's not everyday that you can mix physical activity with a few former NFL players, but that's what happened in Marquette Saturday. Hundreds of kids flocked to the Superior Dome to learn a little bit about football and even meet a few Lions and Packers at the same time.
It was all a part of the NFL's Play 60 initiative where they encourage children to participate in 60 minutes of physical activity daily. Kids from schools all across the U.P. participated in various football drills giving them an opportunity to see what it's like to practice like a football player.
"Obviously the number one priority of schools is academic, but equally important is creating a healthier generation and instilling and embracing in our students healthy lifestyle habits that will carry them through a lifetime long after they leave our hallways and classrooms," said Denise Maloney of West Iron County Schools.
Lomis Brown and Luther Ellis of the Detroit Lions were signing autographs along with Tony Fisher of the Green Bay Packers. This is the first time Play 60 has held an event in the U.P.