Carolina Panthers Play 60 event comes to Fort Jackson
August 30, 2012
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson children spent a little time away from the television set last Friday, thanks to the Carolina Panthers. The Charlotte-based team brought the Panthers Play 60 program to the post last week, which teaches children the fundamental skills of football.
"It's really about promoting physical activity, getting kids more active," said Darius Lane, Fort Jackson youth sports director. "At the same time, they learn skills and drills about football."
By Friday, 115 children had registered to participate in the event, he said.
"We go all around North and South Carolina promoting kids' fitness and health, and try to get kids outside for 60 minutes of exercise every day," said Jeff Delaney, Carolina Panthers community relations representative.
The team has conducted more than 30 of these activities around the Carolinas this season.
"There's a little bit of everything here," he said. "Passing, throwing, kicking, running … it's fundamental football skills, but it's about getting them outside and getting them active."