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Superbowl champion works out with local students

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By Jewell Hillery – bio | email

CLINTON, MS (WLBT) - It was no ordinary school day for students at Eastside Elementary school in Clinton. Decked out in black and gold and posters galore, these students welcomed NFL 2010 Superbowl Champion Lance Moore into their school.

"I've visited dozens of schools at this point and never seen anything like it they almost had like a parade right there for me," said Moore.

The students had the chance to meet Moore because the school is one of just 34 schools across the country that won the NFL's "Back to Football Friday" contest.  The contest was sponsored by the league's "Play 60 Campaign."

"For us to be able to come here and just send the message of getting outside and playing 60 minutes a day, it's extremely important and definitely something the NFL will continue to do moving forward," said Moore.

After Moore spoke to the students about healthy eating and exercise, a number of kids participated in a special set of workouts with the NFL star.

Staff here at the school hope that these activities with Moore not only teach the kids how to stay fit but also how to persevere whether it's in sports or in school.

"There's different ways and there are fun ways to work out. So when you have fun ways to work out, it's easier to loose weight," said fifth grader Madeline Holnes.

"It's great for him to be here and help us out and tell us all the things he's done, and we've been just having fun," said fifth grader Jordan Williams.

Ultimately, Moore hopes fun is what all the students experienced today.

"To have these kids come in here, you know they're having fun, and I'm having fun and we're working out at the same time, and it's kind of two good things going on at once," said Moore.

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