Former Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Anthony Morgan paid a visit to Morton High School Dec. 12 to award a $2,500 cash donation as a result of video submissions to the Hero’s Cheesy Challenge contest.
Morton High School was awarded the contest’s grand prize, including a visit from Morgan, a $2,500 cash donation from the GENYOUth Foundation and pro football player-signed merchandise for their school and chosen hero. The prize was awarded for their video creation about a cheesy meal or snack that celebrates a local hero.
Matheny-Withrow Elementary School in Springfield, Ill., took second place, while Herrin High of Herron, Ill, took third. Each have received a supply of reduced-fat cheese and Fuel Up to Play 60 merchandise.
The contest was created through a partnership between the Midwest Dairy Council and Land O' Lakes to reward Fuel Up to Play 60-enrolled Illinois schools for engaging in healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.