My Super Bowl Weekend ExperiencePosted by Alexis
Friday February 24, 2012
Categories: Family, Fun, GENYOUth, Sports
This post was originally published on genyouthfoundation.org
Sports, and football in particular, have a way of dividing the spirited Glick family, but the Super Bowl brought sports fan peace to our household. I am a Giants fan. My husband Oren and our three boys; Logan (10), Kyle (8), and Slate (5), aka “the Boss”, all favor the Jets.
But for the love of the game, and New York, we rallied together to cheer for Eli Manning and his band of mighty G-Men. As most everyone knows, the Giants brought home a Super Bowl victory, and along with it, glory to all team fans. What a game! I consider myself lucky have been there.
But did you also know that there was some pretty exciting stuff going on outside the walls of Lucas Oil Stadium that gave us fans the chance to get in the game, and test our skills in a flurry of interactive activities? For me, it was just as cool to be at the (conference center name for NFLX), and in the thick of the action at the NFL Experience. GENYOUth Foundation celebrated a year up and running with the team from our flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, and many of our partners like Microsoft Kinect.
It’s pretty hard to imagine, but kids outmatched the professional athletes in some of the activities. Here’s a shot of Dwight Freeney, defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts getting taken down by a kid-launched ball. Both Dwight and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith worked up a sweat along with the kids (and even a few GENYOUth team members).
Many of my highlights from Super Bowl XLVI are best expressed in the pictures below. We’d love to hear your personal stories from the Super Bowl. Do you pose like Tim Tebow when there’s a touchdown, or carry out traditions that bring your family and friends together, breaking out the well-worn jerseys and cheering in concert? I believe the energy and enthusiasm of the community makes a big day like the Super Bowl, the events leading up to it, and really any major sporting event, the best it can be.
Sports time is family time for the Glicks, and being the CEO of GENYOUth means I get to combine so many of the things I’m passionate about as a mom and the head of a foundation to fight childhood obesity. What a way to wrap the year and kick off a new one.
GENYOUth Board of Directors member Howie Long meets with Fuel Up To Play 60 students at NFL X.
Fuel Up To Play 60 students sample chocolate milk at NFL X.
Here I am with my husband Oren on the way to Super Bowl XLVI
The Giants get ready for one of their final plays of the game!