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Lions’ Stafford Talks Fitness At Local School

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Matt Stafford talks to students in Troy. (credit: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)

Matt Stafford talks to students in Troy. (credit: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)

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TROY (WWJ) - An NFL star joins forces with a young Metro Detroiter in helping  kids make a play for better health.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is doing his part to make sure Michigan kids get the message about eating right and staying active.

Marissa Orzame (credit: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)

Marissa Orzame (credit: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)

Stafford was the guest speaker at a special assembly at Boulan Middle School in Troy.

Stafford says practice makes perfect when it comes to making healthy choices.

“Not every single day of every year you’re going to be able to get out there and, you know, exercise or whatever it is. But, you know, you’ve gotta make it a priority in your life to make the right choices for the majority of the time and that’s a great first step in creating good habits

Seventh grader Marissa Orzame helped bring Stafford to her school on Thursday when she won Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s second annual “Make the Play for Healthy Habits” social media contest.

Orzame hopes to be a pediatrician when she grows up, but she would also like to be a dance teacher, a skill she showed off during Stafford’s visit on Thursday and in her winning video. [Check it out HERE].

(credit: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)

Marissa Orzame and friends (credit: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan)

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