MEDIA ALERT: BUCCANEERS TO CELEBRATE 2018 PLAY 60 CHALLENGE WINNER BEVIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH PEP RALLY AND NEW P.E. EQUIPMENT FRIDAY
On Friday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m., students at Bevis Elementary School in Lithia will be celebrated for their physical education efforts with the announcement that they have won the 2018 Buccaneers Play 60 Challenge among all elementary schools in Hillsborough County.
Buccaneers players Riley Bullough, Alan Cross, Nigel Harris and DaVonte Lambert, as well as Buccaneers Cheerleaders and mascot Captain Fear will join members of the American Heart Association and Hillsborough County Schools to congratulate students on their efforts with the program, which promoted physical activity and sound nutrition. The group will then present the students with $2,500 in brand new physical education equipment before leading the students in Play 60 drills, demonstrating their commitment to living fit and active lifestyles.
Buccaneers players Riley Bullough, Alan Cross, Nigel Harris and DaVonte Lambert
Buccaneers Cheerleaders and mascot Captain Fear
Vice President, Tampa Bay Heart Walk Jennifer Waite
Bevis Elementary School students and faculty
Hillsborough County Schools representatives
Bevis Elementary School
5720 Osprey Ridge Dr.
Lithia, FL 33547
Friday, May 4, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Media encouraged to arrive by 9:45 a.m.)
In the Buccaneers Play 60 Challenge, schools throughout Hillsborough County competed to record the highest average of “minutes of play” per student from February through March. Twenty-three participating schools logged a total of more than 7 million “minutes of play” during this year’s initiative, with Bevis Elementary recording over 3 million of those minutes alone.
The Buccaneers Play 60 Challenge is a collaboration between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the American Heart Association to inspire children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. First launched in 2006 by the National Football League and the American Heart Association, the Challenge is an annual commitment to promoting health and physical fitness in the fight to end childhood obesity. The Buccaneers’ Play 60 efforts, along with the organization’s initiatives represent the long-standing commitment from the Glazer family and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers towards a healthier and more active Tampa Bay. To learn more, visit www.buccaneers.com/community.
American Heart Association