Irish football players visit YMCA; talk to kids about living the healthy way

The Notre Dame football team begins spring practice on Monday, but just before the start, members of the team spent part of their Friday at the South Bend YMCA talking to elementary school students about cancer prevention.

It's part of Notre Dame's annual Relay for Life event as athletes talked to the kids about sun safety, tobacco preventing and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

"It's really just about doing the right," Irish linebacker Jaylon Smith explains. "We have a great impact with that, really just being healthy in our everyday lives. Just based on Notre Dame and our tradition and how we live up to things, it's important that we're always helping."

"It's good to put it in kids minds young that that's bad thing to do--smoking," Irish running back Greg Bryant adds. "We just want them to be more healthy."

Joining Smith and Bryant were Irish football players Kyle Brindza, Will Mahone, Eilar Hardy and Eamon McOsker along with Notre Dame golfers are Andrew Lane, Andrew Carreon, Zach Toste, Peyton Vitter, David Lowe, Liam Cox.

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