Change the Play program to inspire kids to be ‘quarterback of own health'; Camp hosted by Andrew Luck next month

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Happening in July, 200 local kids, ages 5 to 14, will get the chance of a lifetime when they take part in the Change the Play camp hosted by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. The camp is in partnership with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Dr. James Bien, a pediatrician with Riley Physicians, appeared on News 18 This Morning to speak about the Change the Play program. “Its goal is to help empower kids to be the quarterbacks of their own health. [Also] to give them knowledge, experiences, information that will good help them make good fitness, nutrition and health choices,” said Dr. Bien.

Asa Koeppen, a 9-year-old Wyandotte Elementary student, participated in a Change the Play program last school year. He said he took away many lessons from the program, including staying hydrated, eating well in the morning and remembering to stretch.

Koeppen will be one of the 200 children participating in the Change the Play camp with Andrew Luck on July 10. “I’m really excited to meet him and do drills with him,” he said.

There are currently no more openings for the July 10 camp, but Dr. Bien says there are more opportunities coming up.

“This fall it will be available to all Indiana schools, as well as families. Kids will be able sign up online and do their own eight-week challenge at home,” said Dr. Bien.

If you’d like to sign up to participate in your own Change the Play program, click here.

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