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Green Park Elementary Wins NFL Play 60 Award

Green Park Elementary School received a check for $10,000 and a surprise visit from four New Orleans Saints after being chosen as the Grand Prize winning entry in the NFL Play 60 program.

New Orleans Saints players Malcolm Jenkins, Leigh Torrence, Jermon Bushrod, and Thomas Morstead presented a check for $10,000 to the school on being selected as a NFL Play 60 Super School.  Parent Melanie Fortado was also honored by Proctor & Gamble with a check for $1,000 in her name to the school.

The award came from the school’s Back to Football Friday contest, held last September, for demonstrating outstanding pride in their NFL team.  Jenkins, Torrence, Bushrod, and Morstead were joined by Saints cheerleaders and mascot at the school.

Following the check presentation during a school assembly, all of the Saints players joined the students for the ultimate physical education class of jumping rope, cone course, hula hooping, toning training, and a football relay race.  After a brief water break, the students completed a second round of workout stations with the Saints players followed by a cool down period of stretches.

At the conclusion of the special event, the players spoke to the students about health and wellness.