Saints bring 'Fuel to Play 60' program to Bunkie Elementary School

Published: Nov. 8, 2017 at 6:32 PM CST
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Eating right and getting active is important and no one knows that better than professional athletes.

The New Orleans Saints have partnered up with the Fuel to Play 60 program and Eat, Move, Grow to bring this message to students in a fun way.

Students at St. Anthony in Bunkie were treated to a mini football camp training session on Saturday with Saints staff members and Bunkie High School senior football players.

"Even though we are called the New Orleans Saints we are really the Gulf Region Saints," said Saints Youth Program Coordinator Chris Payton. "I love coming out here to Central Louisiana. Just getting out to the different communities is rewarding because we know we have Saints fans everywhere. It is good to be able to come out here and show them that we see them and love them just as much as they love us."

Each station taught a basic football skill along with safety tips like how to properly sack a player while avoiding a concussion.

While Fuel to Play 60 representatives stressed the importance of putting down the video games and getting active, Eat, Move, Grow quizzed students on healthy eating habits and nutrition facts.

Both Fuel to Play 60 and Eat, Move, Grow visit schools all throughout Louisiana.

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