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Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer To Host "Day Of Play"

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Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer is a campaign designed to bring back WVU alumni NFL players to inspire healthy lifestyle choices among children from across the Mountain State.

Super Bowl Champion Bruce Irvin at the 2014 Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer Event
Super Bowl Champion Bruce Irvin at the 2014 Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer Event
WVU Magazine

Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer, a campaign focused on bringing together Morgantown children with their favorite Mountaineers while promoting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, will host its annual "Day of Play," Sunday, March 6th, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Caperton Indoor Facility.  With the assistance of former fan favorite WVU alumni that have now spent time in the NFL, Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer allows children age 6-12 from the Morgantown community to bond with former West Virginia players by learning tips and tricks for staying healthy.

Children spend the afternoon making memories of a lifetime by partaking in fun games, learning healthy facts, and are sent home with a T-shirt, a group photo and healthy snacks. Before the event, WVU alumni will also spend time visiting the young patients within the WVU Medicine Children's from 11-1 p.m.

Once a Mountaineer Day of Play

To show their love for the University and the home atmosphere the Mountain State can provide, some former Mountaineers and NFL players in attendance including Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Najee Goode, Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Will Clarke, former Cincinnati Bengals running back Quincy Wilson and former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Rasheed Marshall. Irvin and other WVU alumni NFL players volunteered their time for the project that also raised money for the United Way. It is always appreciated when former players take time out of their professional lives to return to the place they once called home during college and interact with children who will remain Mountaineer fans for a lifetime.

Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer is a campaign partnering with WVU Medicine Children's and the NFL. Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer aims to impact the Morgantown community by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices for children. For more information on registering for the Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer "Day of Play" visit the Events Brite page.

Pre-registration ends Friday, February 26, 2016 and is free. Visit the above link for additional information on registration. Come out and learn about healthy living from Bruce Irvin and other former Mountaineers. We hope to see you there! Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer is a campaign designed to bring back WVU alumni NFL players to inspire healthy lifestyle choices among children from across the Mountain state.