Hi, I’m Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. It’s safe to say I’ve had a lot going on since I joined the NFL. Taking my team to the Super Bowl? No sweat! Ok, well, maybe a little sweat but taking on a health and wellness challenge for millions of young people across America? Now that’s a competition.
This year, I’ve teamed up with United Way and NFL PLAY 60 for the ultimate challenge—motivating millions of kids in this country to get up and get moving for at least 60 minutes a day. But like winning a championship, this isn’t a one-man job. So I’m putting the ball in your hands, America. Help us show kids the importance of daily exercise and healthy habits by taking the Healthy Kids Pledge to help United Way get 1.9 million more kids active and healthy by 2018.
You don’t have to play professional football or start a passing academy to inspire action. You can help model the way by your own example. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Less sitting, more sit-ups. Don’t just watch sports—play one. You’d be surprised how quickly it adds up to 60. That’s it, 60 minutes a day. That’s like one episode of your favorite show.
We simply cannot do this without you. So take the pledge and dive into this site to discover ways to get involved. Tell us how you’re helping at #howIPlay60.
Thanks for living united,
“We don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.” Satchel Paige