Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, made ESPN’s “Top 10″ highlight reel on “SportsCenter” this morning. ”Click More” to find out why she was playing flag football…
Michelle Obama didn’t just visit New Orleans to promote her “Let’s Move!” initiative ahead of tonight’s NFL kickoff game in the city, but she went through practice drills and participated in a flag football game, during which she threw a pass, and caught a pass from former NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks.
The NFL’s Play 60 Campaign and Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign to fight childhood obesity hooked up for the flag football game with about 70 local kids Wednesday (September at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans.
“We’re here because of you,” she told the children. “We want you guys to grow up strong and healthy. Anyone can be smart and funny but if you’re not in good health, we know that you will have a hard way to go.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, former NFL coach Tony Dungy and former players, including New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister and New England Patriots wide receiver Rodney Harrison, were also on hand.