#MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge Week 2!

BCBSM has partnered with the Detroit Lions Play 60 campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.

The #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge can help keep kids active this summer while giving them a look at what it’s like to be a professional athlete. Plus, families have a chance to win some great prizes!

Now through Aug. 2, kids ages 6 to 12 (supervised by a parent or guardian), can sign up for the challenge by making the pledge at www.ahealthiermichigan.org/MIKidsCan

Ten winners will be selected to receive a VIP experience for themselves and a friend at Ford Field when the Detroit Lions take on the New York Jets on Aug. 13. Winners will have a chance to go on the field for an exclusive pre-game workout session with Detroit Lions trainers and staff, before the 7:30 p.m. game. The experience also includes admission to a special autograph session with a Detroit Lions player, participation in the fan tunnel experience prior to the game, three tickets to the game and more.

By making the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion pledge, kids agree to join our team and aim to complete a series of fun and healthy activities each week. Ready to make the pledge?

Week 2: Throw like a Lion!

Kids, grab a friend or family member and toss a ball around for 30 minutes each day this week (don’t forget your other 30 minutes of being active, too!). 

Watch the video below to see our friends Coach Chris Fritzsching, Roary and the #MIKidsCan ambassadors tell you more about how to Throw like a Lion.

IMG_4941Teamwork is a valuable lesson to learn on and off the field; it’s what helps the Detroit Lions play their best. Click here to take the pledge and register to win. Check back next week for more details about the next challenge.

Parents, help your kids complete the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion experience by creating a customized Detroit Lions Play 60 trading card at www.ahealthiermichigan.org/MIKidsCanNow through Aug. 2, if you share photos of your children being healthy and active using #MIKidsCan and #Contest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ll be entered to win autographed Matthew Stafford gear!

Photos must be shared publicly and must include both #MIKidsCan and #Contest to be eligible for the prize drawings. See official rules for full details.


Congratulations to our Week 1 winner, who won an autographed Matthew Stafford hat!



For more information on the #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge or to register a child to participate, visit AHealthierMichigan.org/mikidscan.

The challenge is for educational purposes only. The #MIKidsCan Play like a Lion Challenge is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified health provider with any questions about a medical condition, or before beginning any new diet or exercise regimen for you or your child.
Click here to view the official rules. Employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/Blue Care Network, the Detroit Lions and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win.
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