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Former NFL Star Amani Toomer Breaks Bread With Peekskill Students

Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer and Lisa Porter of Porterdale Dairy Farm stand with two Peekskill City School District students.
Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer and Lisa Porter of Porterdale Dairy Farm stand with two Peekskill City School District students. Photo Credit: Contributed

Football and breakfast teamed up in Peekskill, culminating in a special dinner with a former NFL star.

Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer dropped by the Peekskill School District to help hold a "thank you" dinner with the Cabot Farmer's Gratitude Grill and the American Dairy Association North East.

The event was to reward the Peekskill City School District for implementing the Breakfast After the Bell program, a strategy of the NFL and Dairy Association's Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Over 100 students and school administrators participated in the Oct. 27 dinner and had the opportunity to meet and take photos with Toomer. They also participated in fun physical fitness activity stations in the Peekskill High School cafeteria. The day included raffles, games and a live DJ.

The NFL and Dairy Association's Fuel Up to Play 60 program is a health and wellness playbook of activities designed to help reverse the trend toward increased weight and sedentary lifestyles among America's youth. The goal of Fuel Up to Play 60 is to increase access to nutritious foods and increase physical activity in the school environment.

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