UnitedHealthcare recognizes how important playtime is for kids. As children, we can develop habits that lay the groundwork for an active adult lifestyle.
UHC of Texas and the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club recently equipped the Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club in Garland with a Dallas Cowboys NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Zone. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative, a partnership between the Dallas Cowboys and National Football League, is designed to tackle childhood obesity by inspiring kids to play well, eat healthier foods and be more active.
UHC volunteers painted the interior and exterior play areas and, along with the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club, installed traditional fitness equipment and interactive gaming systems designed to motivate younger generations to move.
The Dallas Cowboys also donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club for a new, high-quality Sport Court® gym floor.
The event concluded with a ribbon cutting and celebration attended by Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club players, UHC executives, civic leaders, Salvation Army representatives and children who will enjoy the new space.
This NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Zone, underwritten by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and UHC, is the ninth Fitness Zone facilitated by the Dallas Cowboys in North Texas.