‘nPLAY is a peer-to-peer movement in which one athlete asks another to help, building membership and momentum. The organization’s initial focus is to help schools meet the criteria of the Healthier US Schools Challenge. ‘nPLAY and the USDA-Food Nutrition Services are in the process of developing a partnership that will focus on increasing the time dedicated to physical activity/education in targeted schools.
Led by Chairwoman Softball legend Jennie Finch, 35 star athletes such as Grant Hill (Basketball), Shannon Miller(Gymnastics), Paul Pierce(Basketball), Summer Sanders(Swimming), Johnny Weir(Ice Skating), Evander Holyfield(Boxing) and Maddy Shaffrick(Snowboarding) have committed themselves to changing the culture in schools to one of health and wellness so there is sustainable long term change.
Current partners include the USDA's HealthierUS Schools Challenge, Healthy Weight Committment, H.U.M.A.N Healthy Vending, Spark and Be Active North Carolina.