Christmas is coming early for Jack Harvey Elementary School students Tuesday when six Detroit Lions players visit the Utica Community School to present a $10,000 NFL grant.
The NFL Play 60 grant will be used for the school’s health and wellness programming and equipment.
Jack Harvey was the only school in Michigan to receive the grant. The NFL PLAY 60 Super School contest selected one school in each of the 32 NFL markets and two non-NFL markets to receive the cash.
In addition to the cash, the winning schools get one-on-one time with NFL players.
The Detroit Lions visiting Jack Harvey Tuesday are tackler Gosder Cherilus, cornerbacks Drayton Florence and Jonte Green, tight end Will Heller and linebackers, Ashlee Palmer and Stephen Tulloch.
The players will lead the school in an hour–long fitness challenge and then sign memorabilia.
The event is not open to the public.
The NFL Network and its affiliates will be providing each winning Super School’s school district with an additional $10,000 grant opportunity through the Keep Gym in School program. This additional grant opportunity will be announced at the Super School visit.