The Lung Association of Saskatchewan along with Triple Four Advertising Ltd. and the Saskatchewan Roughriders are challenging Saskatchewan’s youth to love their lungs and get in the game for the 2013 Fine Foods Community Youth Challenge (CYC). From February to May, Neal Hughes, Scott McHenry and Keith Shologan from the Saskatchewan Roughriders are visiting over 60 schools in Saskatchewan.
Neal Hughes is excited about the dynamic partnership between the Roughriders, Triple 4 Advertising Ltd. and The Lung Association of Saskatchewan again this year. He believes that the partnership has enabled current Roughrider players like himself, Scott McHenry and Keith Shologan, to reach out to the youth across this great province. Hughes stated that “each school we go to allows us to provide the students with mentorship, talk about ways in which we have had to deal with peer pressure ourselves and overcome obstacles in our lives before we could ultimately live out our dreams of playing in the CFL.”
Youth are faced with peer pressure all the time. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan hopes that this year’s Roughrider presentation will assist youth to critically think about different ways to respond to negative peer pressure which can lead to unhealthy choices, such as smoking,
The Saskatchewan Roughriders, The Lung Association and Triple 4 Advertising Ltd. are challenging students from participating schools to make healthy choices by recording how many minutes they exercised for one week after their school receives a Roughrider visit. The class that has exercised the most will win the grand prize of a healthy lunch and autograph session with Neal Hughes, Keith Shologan and Scott McHenry from the Roughriders. For more information on this year’s Classroom Challenge visit www.gotlungs.ca
Top picture: Scott McHenry talking to students at Warman Elementary School.