The Houston Texans presents a $9,000 to Southmore Intermediate.
Houston Texans LB Brian Peters encourages students at Southmore to practice healthy behaviors.
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Peters huddled up with students at Southmore Intermediate, March 10, to recognize them as recipients of a $9,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant from the Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital.
The grant was used to purchase sports equipment for physical education courses and after-school programs. The Texans got a chance to see the funding put into action as students participated in various football drills with Peters while using the equipment.
PLAY 60 encourages children to participate in 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The Ohio born native said he’s confident that rigorous exercise is what helped him become an NFL player.
“One of the biggest reasons I made it the NFL is because I learned how to take care of my body, how to eat right and how to live right,” Peters said.
He offered some advice to the crowd of aspiring athletes.
“Where you spend your time is where you’re going to see your results,” Peters said. “The more time you spend in the weight room and eating right, that’s where you’re going to see your results. The more time you spend in your books and with your teachers, the smarter you are going to get. It’s simple.”
Southmore was among six Houston area campuses selected for a grant award in the fall, with all of the grants totaling $50,000 to help schools get kids moving for 60 minutes a day and reverse the trend of childhood obesity.
“On behalf of the students, faculty and staff, we thank the Houston Texans and Texas Children’s for their contribution,” Derek Moody, Southmore principal said.
“We’re so excited to have the opportunity to offer this experience for our students. Coach Eric Lewis and all our coaches were actively involved in seeking this grant for students to fine tune their skills as athletes and ensure that they have full-blown curriculum where P.E. is concerned.”
Students ask Peters for advice on how to be a better athlete.
Pasadena ISD school administrators show gratitude to the Texans for their contributions and for stopping by. Pictured: Grant writer and Coach Eric Lewis, Assoc. Superintendents Dr. Troy McCarley and Dr. Angela Stallings, School Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Principal Derek Moody, Houston Texans LB Brian Peters, along with the Houston Texans cheerleaders.
Students participate in football drills.
Houston Texans cheerleaders accompany Peters to the grant presentation.
Peters takes pictures with some fans.