This Friday afternoon, students at Bemis Elementary School will have the chance to enjoy a special assembly from the Red Wings School Assembly Program, a street and floor hockey initiative that introduces students to the sport of hockey and encourages a healthy lifestyle.
“They’re going to promote healthy living, which is also what we’re trying to do with our Jog-A-Thon," Bemis Principal Jeremy Whan said, referring to the school's Oct. 5 fundraiser.
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Kroger Company of Michigan have partnered to bring the Red Wings School Assembly Program to 115 elementary schools during the 2012-13 season. During each visit, the school assembly team opens the program with a lesson on exercise and healthy eating tips, followed by a fun face-off between teachers and students during a hockey shootout competition.
Bemis will also receive two full sets of floor hockey equipment complete with hockey sticks and goalie nets courtesy of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, as well as a Red Wings folder and a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan keepsake magnet that lists five fun after-school activities.
“We’re just hoping to continue on with the promotion of healthy living and getting the kids excited about our jog-a-thon and connecting it to what the Red Wings do in their profession, which is healthy living, also," Whan said. "You can have fun and be healthy at the same time.”
Source: Detroit Red Wings