Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The NFL and NBC's "Biggest Loser" Partner with HOPSports to Get Kids Active

“HOPSports, creator of a revolutionary fitness program, has partnered with the NFL and NBC's ‘Biggest Loser’ to help school kids get active. Vicki Vilcan, one of this season's contestants, donated a HOPSports Training System to her junior high school alma mater, Houma Junior High in Houma, La. The donation was captured by the ‘Biggest Loser’ production crews. Check out www.biggestloserclub.com and www.NFL.com after the season finale on Tuesday, Dec. 16 (8-10 p.m. EST) on NBC to see the clip and celebration. ‘Obesity is such a big problem, especially among school kids in rural areas,’ said Vilcan. ‘I wanted to give something back to my hometown that helps teach kids how to be physically active so they have a better chance at a healthy life.’ HOPSports Training System introduces technology and fun into physical education and fitness activities. The programs are currently installed in schools in 31 states across the country as well as dozens of youth community sites. ‘American kids are more obese than ever,’ said Cindy Sisson Hensley, president of HOPSports. ‘Our system features professional athletes, stuntmen, dancers, great music and fun routines that keep kids engaged and having fun while they get active.’ The HOPSports Training System was donated to Houma Junior High on Friday, Oct. 17 on behalf of the NFL. ‘We are so excited to have HOPSports at our school. This innovative technology is a unique way to get our students active,’ said Tom Soudelier, principal, Houma Junior High School. ‘The generosity of the NFL has already made a real difference in the lives of our kids.’”


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