News | 7/12/2011 10:19:40 AM | NLL.com
Buffalo Bandits forward Brett Bucktooth joined National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel at the White House Monday to take part in “Let’s Move! in Indian Country”, an event aimed at celebrating lacrosse and its origins.
Native American and DC area students participated in lacrosse stations on the South Lawn including "Rock the Box" the mobile lacrosse platform, sponsored by the NLL.
"We are privileged and honored to have participated in this event and applaud the Let's Move! in Indian Country initiative”, said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. “We look forward to continuing to playing an active role in the initiative."
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) was launched in May by the Office of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative and four federal agencies. LMIC is an initiative to support and advance the work that tribal leaders and community members are already doing to improve the health of American Indian and Alaska Native children. As a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, LMIC brings together federal agencies, communities, nonprofits, corporate partners and tribes to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in Indian Country within a generation. “Through Let’s Move! in Indian Country we have an opportunity to engage Native communities, schools, tribes, the private sector, and non-profits to work together to tackle this issue head on,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.