The students and teachers at Whittier Elementary were stunned last week when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning showed up for a surprise visit at the school.
The football superstar stressed the importance of physical activity and explained, “The more active you are, you pay more attention in school and you have more energy to do your schoolwork. We got to have a lot of fun interacting and playing different kinds of game. At the same time, it’s good for your overall health and it’s good to be doing it at school.”
We couldn’t agree more!
Peyton stayed and played games with the students; creating big, contagious smiles throughout the gymnasium.
It was a terrific day and a great way to bring the Playworks message to the students. As Playworks Denver Executive Director, Andrea Woolley, stated it was wonderful for the kids to “see a great role model who is going to come and play with them and show them that adults can play too.”
And play we did! It will certainly be a day that the children will remember forever!
Thanks to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos for visiting us and spreading the joy of play! Read more about this event here.