New Orleans Saints, UnitedHealthcare Team Up To Provide Jr. Training Camp Experience For St. Michael Special School Students
METAIRIE, LA – Join the New Orleans Saints, UnitedHealthcare, public officials and community leaders as they demonstrate the importance of physical activity to St. Michael Special School students, Thursday, March 23, at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility, 5800 Airline Dr., in Metairie, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This Saints Junior Training Camp, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, is being developed with the NFL PLAY 60 message in mind, which encourages kids to get active for at least 60 minutes a day, help them increase their physical activity and fight childhood obesity. This unique All-Abilities Junior Training Camp experience will feature seven modified skills stations (quarterback toss, catching, footwork, etc.), designed to provide St. Michael Special School students (ages eight and up and of varying developmental skills) a way to get active and healthy.
Saints players will demonstrate the drills and discuss the fundamentals of football and good sportsmanship and encourage special needs students to get active.
Nearly 12 percent of Louisiana students are served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). By providing this all-inclusive Junior Training Camp experience, UnitedHealthcare and the New Orleans Saints are doing their part to ensure that all children get the guidance they need to get fit, UnitedHealthcare reps said.
Saints mascot Gumbo and UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound will also be in attendance.