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Morris Bye Elementary students go ‘wild’ for fitness and healthy habits

Morris Bye students pictured with Nordy, Stéphane Veilleux and Kalli Funk(02/23/2024) The Minnesota Wild Faceoff for Fitness school assembly program visited Morris Bye Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to promote the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle through an energetic presentation. 

Students learned more about hockey and the importance of nutrition and physical activity from former Wild forward Stéphane Veilleux and former Minnesota Whitecaps forward Kalli Funk.  Inspired by an energetic former Wild in-arena announcer, Minnesota Wild mascot Nordy got in on the fun and completed part of his daily workout routine for students.

During the event, Veilleux, Funk, and the Minnesota Wild revealed a donated set of street hockey equipment to the school, including sticks, nets, and goalie equipment. Students also received a pack of Wild hockey cards which feature fitness and nutrition tips and information. 

View photos from the school assembly with the Minnesota Wild

Other schools across the district have also participated in this program in the past two years and have received visits from the Wild organization.