UnitedHealthcare and the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club Revamp Boys & Girls Club for More Play Time

Dallas Cowboys Damien Wilson, left, Lucky Whitehead and children test new equipment in the NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Zone.

Dallas Cowboys Damien Wilson, left, Lucky Whitehead and children test new equipment in the NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Zone.

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.

Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club players present the $25,000 donation for a new Sport Court® gym floor to kids from the Boys & Girls Club.

Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club players present the $25,000 donation for a new Sport Court® gym floor to kids from the Boys & Girls Club.

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.

 

Dallas Cowboys assemble tables for the new NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Zone.

Dallas Cowboys assemble tables for the new NFL PLAY 60 Fitness Zone.

Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy and UHC volunteers take a break from painting.

Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy and UHC volunteers take a break from painting.

UHC volunteers paint interactive play areas on courts.

UHC volunteers paint interactive play areas on courts.

 

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