First lady Michelle Obama will appear on a TV program that has been set up as a counterprogramming event on Super Bowl Sunday. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Obama will be on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, the network’s “consistently adorable and increasingly popular counterprogramming to the Super Bowl."
Obama hosted a “training camp” at the White House, which was attended by the Obama family’s dogs, Bo and Sunny, as well as 13 shelter puppies and 12 first- and second-graders.
“Bo and Sunny lined the pups up for practice on the White House South Lawn to run through tire and tackle drills, hone their ball and chew toy skills, play fetch with the kids and of course take a requisite water break with the first lady followed by a nap in the grass,” Animal Planet said in a press release.
The event is part of the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” initiative to fight childhood obesity.
“As our family has seen with Bo and Sunny, going outside to walk and play with your pet is a perfect way to get moving and have some fun every day,” Obama said in the statement.
Highlights from the training camp will appear on Sunday’s Puppy Bowl X, which will air from 3-5 p.m. ET.