DALLAS, Texas—The Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club engaged in a little friendly competition Wednesday racing to prepare boxes full of food for hungry children at the North Texas Food Bank.
The rookie players along with volunteers from UnitedHealthcare were divided into three teams—Team Healthier, Smarter and Stronger—and given 20 minutes to fill as many boxes as possible for the Food Bank's Food4Kids program. The program serves approximately 11,000 chronically hungry children in Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall and Fannin counties.
The victor, Team Stronger, managed to prepare 52 boxes which will provide 1,456 total meals for underserved North Texas children. The efforts of all three teams combined will provide more than 3,700 meals.
At the competition's end, representatives from the North Texas Food Bank presented both the Cowboys and UnitedHealthcare with a football signed by the young recipients of the Food4Kids program's services.
The 2013 season of the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club is presented by Cowboys' community partner UnitedHealthcare. Wednesday's event at the North Texas Food Bank marks the final appearance of the Rookie Club for the off-season. The group will resume its community efforts upon the launch of the NFL season in the fall.
Photos of the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club at Wednesday's event >>