Health experts have become very concerned with this trend in children and the fact it is leading/contributing towards more cases of childhood obesity, diabetes and lack of development of social skills that are crucial at these ages...
Well we are fortunate enough to have a former college athlete who is one of our best advocates when it comes to what Play Unplugged does for kids.
Colt Sampson owns a State Farm Insurance office in our Play Unplugged Spanish Fork area, and to say he is a big fan of the Play Unplugged program would be an understatement.
...but did you know that our friend Colt enjoyed quite an illustrious football career in college at the University of Utah? Yes, he was a member of the team that upset Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. He also sponsors the 'Hula Hooper' Brag Badge out in the Play Unplugged Spanish Fork area!
Anyhow, the National Football Foundation recently did an article about Colt (and Play Unplugged) that you can share with your friends and family to show them how cool this is for kids...why he is doing the Hula Hoop rather than running the pigskin is still a question, but knowing his athletic skills, we're sure he's out there doing a dang good job of it!
So if you want your kids to meet a real hero of the gridiron, be sure to stop by and earn the Hula Hooper and meet our good friend Colt and have your kids ask him about what he did to be able to join the University of Utah football team and become such a hero here in Utah.
No matter what, take the time to learn more about childhood obesity, what screen addictions are and the symptoms your very own children may be exhibiting. This topic is so, so, so important for the sake of your kids and for helping them lead healthy, active and productive lives now and into the future!