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  • Dustin Colquitt heard nothing but cheers when he stepped in front of the gym full of students Tuesday at Sunset Valley Elementary School.

    It was certainly a nice change of pace from what the Chiefs’ punter and his teammates have been hearing recently.

    In a way, that made his being out there all the more personal and important.

    “I think that coming out today shows you that just because things haven’t been going the way we wanted the last couple of weeks,Authentic Joe Mixon Jersey, you still have to be a responsible,womens Jordan Willis Jersey, you don’t change who you are,” Colquitt said. “So,womens Carl Lawson Jersey, that’s a message for the kids that,Authentic Jake Elliott Jersey, healthy,womens Jake Elliott Jersey, no matter what’s going on at work, and contribute to our society in a positive way.”

    Colquitt came to Sunset Valley to help present $10,womens Corey Coleman Jersey, a joint effort by the National Football League and the American Dairy Council.,000 in grants to the school and to Lee’s Summit Elementary School from the Fuel Up to Play60 Program

    This was more than just an opportunity for the Chiefs’ All-Pro punter to get away briefly from a four-game losing streak and suddenly less-than-assured playoff berth.Authentic Emmanuel Ogbah Jersey

    Colquitt is the spokesman for the Midwest Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play60 Program — a cause he takes seriously. One of the largest in-school wellness programs in the country, Fuel Up to Play60 encourages kids to make healthy eating and lifestyle choices and to commit to being active at least 60 minutes per day.

    The program means so much to Colquitt that he brought his wife, and the couple’s five children along to see the presentation and hear the healthy message., Christia

    “I’m hoping my kids follow suit and follow in their shoes, so it’s important for me to get out and get them out and let them see kids in a school setting that are choosing to eat healthy and take care of their bodies.”,” Colquitt said. “They’re homeschooled,womens Josh Malone Jersey

    Sunset Valley and Lee’s Summit Elementary will split the $10, which the program is awarding in the territory of each NFL club.,womens Joe Mixon Jersey,000 grant

    Sunset Valley will use its money to buy soccer goals and provide a smoothie bar for the nutrition department; Lee’s Summit Elementary is also using its money for a smoothie bar and to build a rock climbing wall.,Authentic Josh Malone Jersey

    “The students had been wanting soccer goals for numerous years,Authentic Jordan Willis Jersey,Authentic Carl Lawson Jerseybut they’re very expensive,Authentic Jeff Driskel Jerseythe physical education teacher at Sunset Valley. “And this will give us the opportunity to purchase them so they can have more activity and exercise.”,womens Jeff Driskel Jersey,” said Karen Reynolds

    Reynolds,Authentic Corey Coleman Jersey,said she’s seen it make a difference in her school.,womens Emmanuel Ogbah Jersey, who has worked with the Play60 program for five years

    “It works a lot on leadership, it works a lot on being able to exercise,Authentic Carl Nassib Jersey, and about how eating healthy is the way to go, and to teach others how to have 60 minutes of exercise every day,womens Carl Nassib Jersey,” Reynolds said.

    That’s why Colquitt, likes to get away every once and a while., who has played his entire 13-year NFL career with the Chiefs

    “This is part of my community and they support us all year round,” Colquitt said. “This is just another way to say thank you and really kind of applaud them for something that they’re doing big in their school.”