On Friday, Spann Elementary School students had the chance to meet New Orleans
Saints running back Pierre Thomas.
Students learned about the importance of
staying active and making healthy choices. Thomas, founder for
the iCan Foundation which promotes children's wellness, spoke to them about simple healthy choices they can make now that will make a positive impact
on their health later in life.
Thomas' appearance at Spann Elementary is in conjunction with his visit
to the Mississippi Children's Museum which will be on Saturday, May 3 for Who Dat Day: Spring Training with Pierre
Thomas and the New Orleans Saints. The event is from 11 am - 4 pm.
students from Spann Elementary will receive a ticket to Who Dat Day for themselves and a parent.
School leaders say that they will
distribute tickets to students who have achieved good behavior and academic
success over the past several weeks.
"We hope to inspire children and parents to make healthy choices
together," said Susan Garrard, MCM President/CEO. "Health is one of our major
initiatives at the museum. We have a 5,000 square ft. health gallery and the
museum offers programs that teach children about making healthy food choices
and living a healthy life. Who Dat Day
is a fun way for us to celebrate children's health and wellness at the museum."
According to MCM, during Who Dat Daychildren
will get to participate in fun, healthy activities throughout the museum and
have a chance to meet and interact with Pierre Thomas.
The iconic Lombardi
Trophy from the Saints 2010 Super Bowl win will also be at the museum that day
for photo opportunities, along with an appearance by a Saints mascot.
MCM says that the first
200 people that participate in the Saints Experience will also receive a ticket
to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Thomas founded the iCan Foundation in response to the ongoing issue of childhood
Who Dat Day is sponsored by
BankPlus, the iCan Foundation, Outlets of Mississippi, Fox 40 and WLBT.
MCM encourages you to learn
more about Who Dat Day and the
museum's health initiative at www.mschildrensmuseum.com.
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