2015 In the News Archive

December 2015

The Mountain Jackpot published a story about Woodland Park Middle School student Ryan Kindt being recognized in front of thousands of people for his leadership in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program before the Denver Broncos game against the New England Patriots.

The Fort Morgan Times talks about dairy farmer Harold Griffith’s induction into the Agriculture Hall of Fame.

October 2015

The Englewood Harold published an article about the $10,000 Hometown Grant that the NFL, Denver Broncos and Western Dairy gave to Englewood Schools. The grant and assembly to award it was also on the Denver Broncos Blog.
Western Dairy Association was awarded the Colorado Tradition Award from Colorado High School Activities Association, which was picked up by CBS News in Colorado Springs and The Estes Park Trail-Gazette.
Pueblo West View ran an article about Cedar Ridge Elementary School participating in Colorado Proud Meal Day – and mentioned how WDA helped grow the program.
The students at Fort Morgan Elementary participated in a Fuel Up to Play 60 Assembly, and the Fort Morgan Times covered the story.
The Fort Lupton Press covered one of the Fuel Up to Play 60 assemblies, featuring Jump with Jill. These assemblies were made possible by a $50,000 grant from CoBank.
Sterling Journal-Advocate ran a story on Merino Elementary’s FUTP 60 assembly with Jump for Jill (includes videos)!

September 2015

Akron Reporter covers Fuel Up to Play 60 kickoff assembly.
Western Dairy Association recognized as one of Pedal The Plains founding sponsors by the Denver Post.
Western Dairy’s tweet about the Broncos Health and Wellness Expo featured on The Denver Broncos Blog.
Dairy Business runs an article about Farm Foundation’s workshop on stewardship of antimicrobial drugs, which WDA sponsored.

August 2015

Progressive Dairyman highlights WDA’s Stand Up for Ag initiative and social media efforts.
WDA President and CEO Cindy French quoted about dairy’s economic impact in Greeley Tribune article about Leprino. The article was also picked up by Bloomerang.

July 2015

Western Dairy Association Media Tour

Parker Wallace, from WhatsonParkersPlate.com, did a media tour for Western Dairy Association. WDA was featured on five stations in Colorado and Montana, promoting dairy farmers and dairy foods.

June 2015

Eat well: Drink milk to celebrate National Dairy Month

The Colorado Springs Gazette ran an article about June Dairy Month.

May 2015

Grants Fund Ed Programs

The North Denver Tribune ran an article about WDA’s involvement (through Fuel Up to Play 60) in getting in helping get a local school a grant to improve their cafeteria.


Skyview Middle School student Roddy Lewis is honored as a National Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60 with a special assembly at his school. He was interviewed by KRDO:
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March 2015

Denver Bronco and Fuel Up to Play 60 Player Representative David Bruton visited William (Bill) Roberts K8 School in Denver for a special assembly during National School Breakfast Week. Bill Roberts introduced Grab-N-Go breakfast and saw breakfast participation with sixth through eighth grade students triple in just a few weeks. Bruton also kicked off the spring Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, Fuel Greatness. The Denver Broncos, Denver Public Schools and YourHub.com all ran articles about the event.

Media Advisory: Denver Bronco David Bruton Joins Bill Roberts K-8 School Students to Fuel Greatness

5280 magazine ran an ad featuring the winner of Western Dairy’s 2014 Recipe Contest – you can see the recipe here.

February 2015

The Castle Pines Connection ran an article about Buffalo Ridge Elementary’s physical education teacher Ronda Gutierrez, who was former Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador Lauren Champine’s Program Advisor at the school.

Additionally, the Fort Morgan Times featured Norm Dinis and Empire Dairy in an article detailing the history of the dairy and the Dinis family.

January 2015

A Miles the Mascot assembly was held at Denver’s Edison Elementary to kickoff Fuel Up to Play 60 at the school and announce a school cafeteria refresh by Leprino Foods.

Media Advisory: Miles the Mascot to Kick Off Fuel Up to Play 60 at Denver’s Edison Elementary, Celebrate Leprino Foods Commitment to Child Health and Wellness in the Community

A second Miles assembly was held at Bryant-Webster K-8 in Denver to kick off the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at the school and announce a playground refresh to be completed by Leprino Foods volunteers.

Media Advisory: Miles the Mascot to Kick Off Fuel Up to Play 60 at Denver’s Bryant Webster K-8, Celebrate Leprino Foods Commitment to Child Health and Wellness in the Community

In Green River, Wyo., Wyoming Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador Brad presented new breakfast recipes to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees to be considered for school menu items. His presentation was written up in the local newspaper – the Rocket-Miner, as well as picked up by the Associated Press.