Linebacker Sam Acho visited Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee on Tuesday, November 17 in recognition of the school's success in the Bears Football for Heart program.
To congratulate the students for reaching their fundraising goals, Acho spoke to students about the importance of being physically active and participated in a Q & A session in two assemblies for over 1,200 kids
Woodland Intermediate was the top fundraising school during the 2014 Bears Football for Heart program, which raised over $123,000 for the American Heart Association!
Through a partnership between the Chicago Bears and the American Heart Association (AHA), Bears Football for Heart is available to Illinois schools. This program combines a football skills event with an in-school campaign to educate students about heart health and the importance of taking care of their bodies through good nutrition and getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
The program also promotes community service by raising funds for the AHA.