Story by Elizabeth Sobel.
The New York
Islanders hockey team mascot Sparky and arena hostess Dina Tsiorvas recently
encouraged students at Summit Lane Elementary School in the Levittown School
District to eat well, remain active and make sound decisions in order to build
healthy bodies and minds.
“Everyone here today
should exercise regularly and eat the right foods in order to grow into strong and
healthy adults,” Sparky told the students during the school’s annual Islanders
During the assembly,
the students exercised with Sparky and learned that staying committed to a
healthy lifestyle is extremely important. Sparky recommended activities that
can add up to the suggested one-hour-a-day activity level, such as walking the
dog, dancing or riding a bike.
The team’s beloved mascot also encouraged the
students to always be truthful, wear a seatbelt and complete homework ahead of
“You have to stay committed in order to be successful,” he advised.
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