Daily Reporter staff reports
GREENFIELD — Betsy Davis’ second-grade class at Weston Elementary School was excited to receive gifts and a message from Colts quarterback Andrew Luck this month for participating in his Change the Play Challenge.
Davis learned about the program through Facebook and signed up her class to participate. Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Health partnered with Luck to bring children together to tackle a growing concern: childhood nutrition and health. The challenge encouraged students to make better choices when it comes to food and exercise.
In addition to learning about fitness and nutrition over the past couple of months, the class also completed daily exercises and learned how fitness can help overcome stress, improve strength, focus, and flexibility. The kids were excited to learn each new exercise taught by Luck and led by an IU Health trainer and two “model” students.
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In November, the class was notified that it won a Change the Play Challenge prize pack. Along with a large collection of Luck’s favorite books, the class received notebooks, calculators, rulers, sports towels, soccer balls and footballs, coolers, and two speakers.
Representatives from IU Health came to Weston on Dec. 7 to congratulate the students, present the prize package to them, and give the students a chance to watch a personalized video message from Luck.