SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville dairy Farmer Neil Peck, of Welcome Stock Farm, surprised his hometown football team at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class C Championship game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Dec. 3.
Peck presented a post-game award to the Schuylerville football team, which finished as the runner-up to Chenango Forks, and handed out chocolate milk to the student-athletes to help them refuel.
“As a dairy farmer, I’m proud of the nutritious, wholesome milk our cows produce,” said Peck. “It’s especially meaningful to me to help distribute chocolate milk after the game because I have nephews and a cousin on the Schuylerville team.”
Chocolate milk is the ideal sports recovery drink for student-athletes to consume after a hard-fought game. It contains the golden ratio of carbohydrates to protein – about three to four grams of carbohydrates for every one gram of protein. This ratio helps to rehydrate the body, repair muscles, and replenish energy after exercise.
“Refuel With Chocolate Milk” a campaign funded by dairy farmers through American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), is the presenting sponsor of the NYSPHSAA State Football Championships and the official beverage of the Association’s athletics. ADANE’s sponsorship provides funding for all NYSPHSAA championships, chocolate milk for athletes after each event, and nutrition tips for coaches through monthly newsletters.
For more information about the ADANE, visit www.americandairy.com.