As a region with exemplary Fuel Up to Play 60 schools, the Magic Valley has been awarded an NFL player visit featuring former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant, Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders, and the team’s official mascot, Blitz. Students from schools in Twin Falls, Dietrich, Filer, Jerome, Richfield, and Rupert will be attending the event, which celebrates healthy schools and student activities.
United Dairymen of Idaho and the Idaho Dairy Council support schools throughout the state of Idaho. In January, 2015, over $59,000 was granted to 24 Idaho schools were chosen to receive funding to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives. The schools were selected from among hundreds of schools across the country that applied for funding to help them jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements.
Also in attendance were Miss Magic Valley, Kalie Wright, and Twin Falls City Manager, Travis Rothweiler, speaking to the importance of healthy and physical activity.