McDonnell to visit Prince William school Thursday
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.
| January 5, 2011; 10:53 AM ET
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