A Super Healthy Kid Goes to the Super Bowl
On Friday January, 9 we got some amazing news. Eleven-year-old Bobby Sena, one of the ambassadors who sits on our Alliance Youth Advisory Board, was named NFL Play 60’s 2015 Super Kid. That means that on Super Bowl Sunday when all eyes are on the most viewed sporting event in the States, Bobby will get to run out onto the field and hand the game ball to the referee just moments before kickoff. And of course, he will get to stick around and watch the game in person.
Bobby thanks you for all your support!
There are many things that make Bobby a super kid, but the reason he has received this particular honor is simple – he lives and encourages a healthy and active lifestyle. For the last two years we here at the Alliance have had the great opportunity to be inspired by not only the healthful lifestyle Bobby embodies, but also the changes for health he has inspired in his school, community and state.
Like all our Youth Ambassadors, Bobby is a nonstop force for healthy eating and physical activity. At his young age he has already created four community gardens, three clubs focused on health at his school and has had a conversation with First Lady Michelle Obama about his efforts to create a healthier generation.
Bobby is a young change-maker for health whom we are so proud to see honored for his accomplishments on the national stage.
In his own words:
“Kids are the ones that need to be healthy, so who better to have speak for kids than kids? We are able to think and speak about what affects us. We understand each other. Seeing kids my age talk about issues that affect me captures my attention. When youth have an active role, they tend to be more involved.”
On his road to the Super Bowl, Bobby did a lot of leg work to get the word out on healthy living. One of our favorite moments was an interview Bobby gave with his local news channel. Take a look at the strength of youth voices.