On Tuesday, May 24, former Oregon Ducks quarterback, Joey Harrington joined students at Roseway Heights School in Portland for an epic field day as a result of Dannon Danimals and Fuel Up to Play 60’s retail promotion last fall. The school was one of only six winners across the country.
In addition to the field day, Joey, joined school and other local representatives, to present the school with $5,000 to support health and wellness programming. Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council staff was on hand for the special presentation.
The field day included fun physical activities and drills for all students, along with nutrition information and Danimals samples. A story about the event was featured on KGW news. Find more information about the prize and the special school event here.
He’s a quarterback for the San Diego Chargers and a homegrown success story that goes back to setting records at Burns High School and playing for the University of Oregon. Kellen Clemens was welcomed back to his eastern Oregon roots for a special assembly at Ontario High School on Wednesday, April 13, to talk about the importance of nutrition, exercise and teamwork.
Clemens spoke to the entire student body at a special assembly about youth wellness and stayed for a question and answer session following the presentation. After providing an overview of his background, he addressed the importance of healthy eating and being physically active. He also talked about the value of teamwork, giving thanks and service to others.
While at the school, Clemens met with Superintendent Nicole Albisu, Principal Andy Kovach, Ontario High School students, members of the faculty and school board, representatives from the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, and other invited guests. He talked with community and student leaders, visited a P.E. class, signed autographs and offered photo opportunities.
The appearance was made possible by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program – an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Inspired and led by youth, it empowers students to eat healthy, be active and make positive changes in their schools and communities.