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Physical Education Saved My Life: Football Great Herschel Walker Shares His Story


In a new opinion piece for Education Week, football great Herschel Walker shares how physical education positively impacted his life.  The athlete and businessman, who is a member of Champions for America’s Future, stressed the importance of protecting PE in our nation’s schools, in order to afford today’s kids the same benefits he received from PE.

“If we want to give children a path to better health and improved academic outcomes, while also pushing back against the inactivity epidemic, we need to invest in quality physical education. It can change the life of a young person.  How do I know it can change lives?  Because it saved mine.”

Read the full commentary here.