The National Football League has taken an interest in children’s health, and two NFL players will be on hand at the fifth annual HMG Health and Fitness Expo this weekend to talk to kids about health and fitness—as well as to sign autographs, says HMG executive committee member Joseph Sams, M.D.
Bryan Hall of the Baltimore Ravens and Alex Carrington of the Buffalo Bills will sign autographs in the Kids Zone at the Expo all day Saturday, April 21.
They will be joined by a number of athletes and coaches from Arkansas State University and Jonesboro High School, as well as former Westside High School standout and Arkansas Razorback basketball player Hunter Mickelson.
“We think this is something the public is going to really enjoy,” said Sams. “It is an opportunity for fans to meet standout athletes from the NFL, as well as everyone’s favorite local sports celebrities.”
ASU head football coach Gus Malzahn and his wife Kristi will be joining the Expo Sunday afternoon in the Healthy Cooking Kitchen followed by time to meet and greet attendees as well as sign autographs.
The HMG Expo added the NFL Play60 program to its Kids Zone activities last year as part of its efforts to encourage the public — young and old — to get healthier through exercise, eating right or participating in fun activities.
“Hall and Carrington are very gracious to spend the day at the Expo, and we are extremely thankful and lucky to have them,” noted Sams. “But, they all see what a great event the Expo is, and I think they want to do their part to contribute to its success.
“HMG’s goal is to make Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas a healthier place to live,” stressed Sams. “That’s what’s so great about the Expo. It’s a fun way for families to spend two days having fun together and getting healthy — and, as always, it’s free!”
The fifth annual HMG Health & Fitness Expo is open to the public and will be held on April 21 & 22 at the ASU Convocation Center. Attendance is free! Visit hmgexpo.com for more details.