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Dallas ISD Student Earns Chance to Live Like a Cowboy for a Day

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 1/11/2023

Photo Credit: Dallas ISD

A lucky Dallas ISD middle school student got the chance to go to a Dallas Cowboys game and “Live Like the Dallas Cowboys for a Day.”

The seventh grade student, Quiterence Cotton from Dr. Fredrick Douglas Todd Sr. Middle School, won the Fuel Up to Play 60 Madden NFL 23 Open Tournament to earn the grand prize. The school was also given a branded breakfast cart by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver James Washington, according to Dallas ISD’s The Hub. The idea behind the tournament and the breakfast cart was to promote healthy eating/snacks and the importance of physical activity.

The Madden NFL 23 tournament was free for any middle and high school student within the Dallas Cowboys viewing area, which stretches across most of the state, according to The Hub.

Fuel Up to Play 60 was launched by the National Dairy Council alongside the NFL. The program aims to help kids reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day, according to the Fuel Up to Play 60 website. Several NFL players are involved with the program. To find out more about Fuel Up to Play 60, check out the program’s website to get both an educator guide and a parent guide.

The Dallas Cowboys have partnered with Fuel Up to Play 60 since 2007 and are also partnered with the American Heart Association for the PLAY 60 Challenge, which is a six-week program that encourages kids to engage in physical activity for 60 minutes each day. The Houston Texans franchise is also partnered with Fuel Up to Play 60 for the Texans’ viewing area. One of the Texan events included the 2022 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon at Typhoon Texas in Katy hosted by Texas Children’s Hospital. You can register for the 2023 triathlon on the Houston Texans website.