Over 300 Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassadors and Program Advisors, representing 170 schools and 46 states, came together this past month at Agnes Scott College for the 9th annual Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit. The week consisted of career exploration in agriculture, opportunities for project funding and special guests that spoke to the students about becoming leaders in their schools and communities. Attendees also had the chance to tour Mercedes-Benz Stadium and meet 15 NFL players and alumni as well as 6 team mascots, coordinated by Team Services.
Barry Church of the Jacksonville Jaguars kicked off the Summit in welcoming students and Program Advisors with tours of the campus upon their arrival. The opening ceremony and Kickoff in the Quad were both full of NFL spirit with three alumni from the Atlanta Falcons running skills and drills, active player Ben Garland jumping in with the students and mascots dancing off against Falcons cheerleaders. Students and Program Advisors heard from Jason Brown, an NFL player turned farmer, alongside dairy farmers in a panel on agriculture and farming careers. Jerome Bettis, a former Steelers player, Matt Bryant of the Atlanta Falcons and David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals all came together with the students and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to celebrate the NFL’s support of FUTP 60. Goodell spoke of the importance of the program, leadership and the value of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
To close out the week, Program Advisors were recognized for their support of FUTP 60 at a dinner with Alex Smith of the Washington Redskins and parents were given the opportunity to join their kids for breakfast with Graham Gano of the Carolina Panthers.
One of FUTP 60’s largest Student Ambassador Summits yet, with the most NFL integration,
For more information, check out the social media feed on www.FuelUpToPlay60.com or the hashtag #FUTP60Summit.
As the sports marketing agency of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), Team Services continues to strategically negotiate and activate DMI's partnership with the NFL. Team Services works with DMI's local state and regional dairy associations to activate Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) through its NFL clubs and player ambassadors. Team Services negotiates all player endorsements and club partnerships on behalf of the National Dairy Council.