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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/ 5/2011

McDonnell to visit Prince William school Thursday

By Jennifer Buske

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) plans to stop in Prince William County Thursday to welcome a new fitness initiative and get a little exercise with local students.

McDonnell (R) will be joined by his wife, Prince William delegates and members of the Washington Redskins-- who along with GlaxoSmithKline-- are donating a Redskins Youth Fitness Zone to Fred M. Lynn Middle School in Woodbridge, officials with
the governor's office said. (Maureen McDonnell is a former Redskins cheerleader.)

The Redskins Youth Fitness Zone is part of the Redskins and pharmaceutical company's commitment to Play 60, which encourages students to be active 60 minutes a day to combat obesity, officials said.

The youth fitness zone is somewhat like a giant Wii. It uses videogaming equipment and interactive lesson plans to get students moving. Officials said McDonnell plans to participate in the youth zone alongside students during Thursday's event.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 5, 2011; 10:53 AM ET
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