FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Michael Turner and NFL Network analyst Jamie Dukes are set to help host a pep rally and minicamp for Camp Creek Middle School students to celebrate the “Keep Gym in School” program at 10 a.m. Tuesday in College Park.
The NFL Network and Comcast are the corporate sponsors.
The ”Keep Gyms in School” campaign is a program to help boost fitness and physical education in America’s middle schools. It was developed for middle schools across the country who have been forced to cut physical education out of their daily curriculum.
The cuts come at a time when studies show that today’s youth are facing alarming rates of obesity and related diseases.
Each year, four middle schools nationwide are awarded grants to help supplement physical education for their students. This year, the NFL Network has recognized Camp Creek Middle School in College Park and they will $25,000 as a grant recipient.
Turner and Dukes will lead more than 1,000 kids in a school-wide pep rally and then will go onto the field to lead students through fitness tests and football-inspired drills during an on-field minicamp.
Fulton County Commission chair John Eaves, Fulton County superintendent Cindy Loe and Comcast’s vice president of government & community affairs for Comcast’s Atlanta region Andy Macke will also attend the event.