GRAPEVINE, Texas –The Dallas Cowboys gave a group of third graders an unforgettable experience Tuesday when they added a Halloween twist to their PLAY 60 clinic, trading cones for pumpkins and helmets for hats and wigs, at Hall's Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine.
The Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club joined volunteers from UnitedHealthcare in treating Timberline Elementary School's approximately 100 third graders to a "Healthy Halloween." The unsuspecting children heard a Fuel Up to Play 60 presentation on tips for how to celebrate the holiday healthfully before the surprise appearance of the Cowboys bus and emergence of 10 costumed rookie players, among them Gavin Escobar, the hippie, B.W. Webb, the clown, Joseph Randle, the pirate and Terrance Williams, Batman.
The players led the students in a festive five rounds of PLAY 60 fitness drills before gathering for a group photo in front of the farm's corn maze. All participants received a miniature pumpkin and goodie bag full of healthy Halloween treats courtesy of UnitedHealthcare as a souvenir.
The Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club, presented by UnitedHealthcare, is an annual outreach initiative designed to introduce the team's newest members to the importance of giving back to the North Texas community. Tuesday's "Healthy Halloween" event is one of several community appearances the rookies have made this year, others including a visit to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the North Texas Food Bank.