You figure Barack Obama is a tough act to follow. But that didn't faze the nation's First Lady on the South Lawn of the White House Friday afternoon.
After her husband welcomed the Chicago Blackhawks
as the first hometown team to visit the White House during his presidency -- "this one is sweeter," he said -- the First Lady put the team to work as expert advisers for more than 70 kids on hand for a "Let's Move on the South Lawn" clinic. The "Let's Move" campaign, which Mrs. Obama founded in February 2010, is aimed squarely at getting America's kids to be more active and eat better.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman introduced the First Lady, but first announced a partnership among "Let's Move," the NHL and USA Hockey, the national governing body of amateur and Olympic hockey. As part of the announcement, Bettman noted that this coming November will be "Try Hockey for Free" month throughout the U.S., affording any boy and girl the opportunity to test their liking of the sport.