WNY Flash soccer players will promote fitness at Medina school

Staff Reports Posted 27 May 2015 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Members of the Western New York Flash, a women’s professional soccer team, will visit the Oak Orchard Elementary School in Medina on Thursday afternoon to promote fitness.

The Flash are one of nine teams of the National Women’s Soccer League. The club won the inaugural NWSL Shield after finishing the 2013 with the best regular-season record.

The team has partnered with Athletes For Hope as a part of the Let’s Move! Active Schools Campaign.

The Flash will speak with Medina students about the importance of staying active, healthy eating and working toward goals. The assembly will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature 450 students from grades kindergarten to 3rd grade.

The assembly will feature a short presentation from Flash players who will discuss their story, how physical activity is important to them and how it has helped them become a professional athlete.

Afterwards, the team will lead the students in fitness and soccer-related activities.