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Freeman Elementary students take part in Panthers minicamp

Students at Freeman Elementary took part in the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Minicamp on Wednesday morning. (Source: WECT) Students at Freeman Elementary took part in the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Minicamp on Wednesday morning. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Students at Freeman Elementary took part in the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Minicamp on Wednesday morning.

Play 60 is an initiative by the NFL to encourage children to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to battle childhood obesity.

Students in second, third, fourth and fifth grades learned about the importance of proper stretching, rest and nutritious eating from employees of the Panthers at the start of the minicamp.

Students then split up into groups and participate in several drills designed to be similar to ones used for Carolina Panthers players.

Drills included an obstacle course, catching passes and throwing the ball at a target.

Camp organizers estimated that they hold minicamps at between 15 and 20 schools a month.

Mobile users can see more photos from the event here.

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