“They absolutely love having the Bison football team there,” special events coordinator Sarah Anderson said. “The kids love talking and interacting and doing the circuits with the football players.”
The circuit events include climbing the rock wall, jumping into the foam pit and bouncing on the trampoline.
Anderson said they try to incorporate football drills into the circuit, so the kids can learn various football skills from their gridiron heroes.[/text_output]
TNT Kid’s Fitness has two open houses per month and they invite Concordia, Minnesota State-Moorhead and NDSU athletes volunteer. The Bison women’s basketball team hosted an open house earlier this fall.
“As far as college students go, I think it just gives them an opportunity to see where they’re at,” Anderson said. “Maybe they really enjoy working with kids, but they’re not in any organizations that aren’t getting out and moving with the kids.”
It’s unknown if any of the 15 Bison football players participating this year will receive a human development degree and work with kids professionally, but TNT has given them the opportunity over the last five years to see if this is something that sparks their interest.[/text_output]