The Nashville Predators have partnered with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to encourage Preds fans to be physically active and develop healthy habits by taking part in the Million PALA Challenge.
Now through September 2011, the Preds are working to help the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition get 1 million Americans to enroll and complete the PALA (President's Active Lifestyle Award) Challenge. This project is a continuation of the First Lady Michele Obama's Let's Move! initiative, launched earlier this season in collaboration with the National Hockey League and USA Hockey to encourage American children to lead active and healthy lives.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie