Week 6

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Each week, while two teams compete on the field during NFL Network's Thursday Night Football matchup, two deserving youth health and fitness projects from the corresponding cities will face off here in the NFL PLAY 60 DonorsChoose.org Showdown.


Based on fan votes, NFL PLAY 60 will fully fund the winning project, while the other project will get 50% funding towards its goal. Vote now!


Fitness For Life…One Rep At A Time!
City:  New York City, NY
School:  World Journalism Prep School
Teacher:  Mr. Maroney

My students need:

Many of my students live very unhealthy lifestyles and need to be shown the path to success through fitness. For my very diverse and academically focused school, I am requesting resistance-training equipment to combat the obesity, high blood pressure, and hypertension from which many of my students suffer. With this equipment, the sky is the limit for the creative fitness lessons I can plan for my students.


Fit For Life
City: Chicago, IL
School Peterson Elementary School
Teacher Ms. Nelson

My students need:

Our urban school serves the needs of over 800 students, many of whom receive free or reduced lunch. The students are always looking for creative ways to move through the gym and activities that they have not played before. I am requesting 2 plyometric boxes, medicine balls, agility ladder, and 4 volleyball net standards to show my students new exercises and alternative ways to be active both inside and outside of school.


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