October 02, 2014

Rivers, Bills proponents of Fueling Up, Playing 60

Keith Rivers had a hand in announcing to PS 79 the Bills’ team effort with the American Dairy Association for Fuel Up to Play 60. Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Bills.

Jahnhya Johnson could hardly contain her excitement.

The PS 79 William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence student, a sixth-grader, was one of two students to have just received a signed football from Buffalo Bills linebacker Keith Rivers.

She couldn’t wait to share the memorabilia with her father, an avid Bills fan.

“It was really cool to see [Rivers] because, well I haven’t ever went to any [Bills] games before, but my dad has before,” an elated Johnson said. “I want to go with him one day and he would like this.”

That excitement — and her new collector’s item — were both a result of her Fueling Up and Playing 60.

On Tuesday, Sept. 30 inside the PS 79 gymnasium, Rivers, a first-year Bill, announced to a sixth-grade audience that the Bills were teaming up with the American Dairy Association in offering a $5,000 grant to one school in the Buffalo City School District that provides increased access to school breakfast and best demonstrates how its students stay active for 60 minutes per day as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Schools eligible to receive the grant must have a minimum of 30 students signed up online, and each must have achieved a minimum of 20,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 points, which are earned by carrying out a variety of the program’s initiatives.

The Bills and the American Dairy Association are also offering a grant to a non-Buffalo Public School in Erie or Niagara County.

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