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Colts' mascot visits Meridian students

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blue, the official mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, poses for some photos at the "Fuel Up to Play 60" initiative at Meridian Elementary Tuesday. [Order this photo]
The Indianapolis Colts' Mascot Association visited Meridian Elementary Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m., for a special "Fuel Up to Play 60" initiative.

The event featured Colts' mascot Blue and was aimed at teaching children the importance of healthy eating and leading an active lifestyle. The host encouraged students to "be active for at least 60 minutes a day."

The program featured several video segments with Indianapolis Colts' cheerleaders, player Adam Vinatieri and coach Chuck Pagano where they encouraged the students to eat right and be active.

The event also included several games. The first had students throwing fake, healthy food items into baskets that sat on top of teachers' heads. The second was a touchdown dance contest where three students and two teachers presented their best touchdown victory dance and were judged by mascot Blue.

Students were then asked to be a part of the "Fuel Up to Play 60 Challenge." The challenge asks the students to eat right and be active for 60 minutes a day. If the school can prove the students have done this and they beat out other schools participating in the state, the Colts will host a party for them at the end of the school year.

Students and teachers participate in a healthy eating game at Meridian Elementary during the "Fuel Up to Play 60" initiative presented by the Indianapolis Colts Mascot Association Tuesday. [Order this photo]
The party will include a trophy for the school, a chance for the students to see the Vince Lombardi trophy and appearances by several Indianapolis Colts players and cheerleaders.

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