BROWNSBURG — Earlier this week, Brownsburg West Middle School was named the NFL Play 60 Super School and students were treated to a special event with members of the Indianapolis Colts.
The players included long snapper Matt Overton, cornerback Josh Gordy, guard Hugh Thorton, linebacker Daniel Adongo, tight end Weslye Saunders, and free safety Sergio Brown, as well as Colts cheerleaders and Colts mascot Blue.
Pete Nemeth, senior director of government affairs at Comcast, which is a partner for the Play 60 program, kicked off the event.
“The NFL Play 60 Super School Program is a natural fit for Comcast,” Nemeth told the crowd. “We work in your community to champion education and we believe that physical education is necessary to teach you the importance of fitness throughout your lifetime. As a long standing partner in the Brownsburg community, Comcast is proud to champion the NFL Play 60 Super Schools with the NFL Network and your Indianapolis Colts.”
Nemeth said the idea is that the event will get the students to be more active.
“We hope that today’s event and this entire program will help you get excited about your own physical education and get fit and healthy for your life,” he said. “I know that it worked for me. Thank you to Brownsburg Middle School, Brownsburg Community School Corporation, the NFL Network, and the Colts for allowing Comcast to be part of the day today.”
Overton also congratulated Brownsburg West for the accomplishment.
“Congratulations on being named this year’s NFL Play 60 Super School of the year for being active and promoting 60 minutes of health and fitness every single day,” he said.
Several students were then given the opportunity to ask the players questions.
Saunders, who grew up in the Indianapolis area, took one question that focused on bullying.
“I did get bullied,” he said. “I was the big fat kid everybody made fun of. What I could do was run around and run through them and I could dunk on them and I could catch the football.”