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Eisenhower Elementary students go ‘wild’ for fitness and healthy living

students raising their hand with Wild representatives in the background (12/22/2023) The Minnesota Wild Faceoff For Fitness school assembly program was at Eisenhower Elementary School Friday, Dec. 22 to energize students and promote the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

The program also helped students learn more about the sport of hockey with visits from former Wild forward Stéphane Veilleux, former Minnesota Whitecaps forward Kalli Funk, Minnesota Wild mascot Nordy, and the Wild in-arena announcer.

During the event, the representatives from the Wild revealed a donated set of street hockey equipment to the school and each student received a pack of Wild hockey cards that featured a fitness or nutrition tip. Eisenhower physical education teacher Chris Diemer coordinated the visit.

“We wanted to get the kids excited about being physically active,” Diemer said. “The old floor hockey set was getting old. The donation will help keep the students active in class and we can now use the money for something else.”

View photos from the school assembly with the Wild

Other district schools have also joined the program in the past two years and had visits from the Wild organization.