CANTON, GA -- On Friday, Sept. 17, Clayton Elementary School in Canton held a pep rally to celebrate its Fuel Up to Play 60 Kick-Off, organized by the school's health and wellness committee.
Fuel Up to Play is part of Back to Football Friday, a nationwide event sponsored by the NFL. The 34 schools across the country that show the most NFL team pride and demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness will be chosen as NFL Play 60 Super Schools. The winning schools will receive a visit from an NFL player and a $10,000 NFL Play 60 health and wellness grant.
Former NFL player Fulton Kuykendall, who played for the Falcons and the 49ers from 1975 to 1985, made a guest appearance and spoke to Clayton students about the importance of healthy eating and daily exercise. Kuykendall is a native of Cherokee County.