IOWA SPORTS FOUNDATION
LIVE HEALTHY IOWA KIDS SEES RECORD PARTICIPATION IN FALL FITNESS DAY
Fall Fitness Day is a free, one day program encouraging Iowa schools/organizations to get kids active for an additional 30 minutes on a select day.
AMES, Iowa -Live Healthy Iowa Kids has wrapped up its fifth-annual statewide Fall Fitness Day event. This free, one-day program for Iowa schools and youth organizations encourages them to get their youth active for an additional 30 minutes on October 9, or anytime between October 7-15.
Across the state there were 363 schools involved in Fall Fitness Day for a grand total of 126,072 kids! In 2012, there were 300 schools involved and a total of 100,045 kids. Fall Fitness Day is held on October 9th in conjunction with the Healthiest State Initiative's walk and International Walk to School Day.
"Fall Fitness Day is turning into the must-do event for schools statewide! If your school isn't doing it, I am sure a neighboring school could fill you in on all the wonderful perks of participating in it!" exclaimed Lisa Weber, Live Healthy Iowa Coordinator.
Beyond the benefit of getting students outside and active for an additional 30 minutes; schools who had 100% participatioin were entered into a random drawing for cash prizes for new PE equipment, playground equipment or health education resources. There was 1-$1,000 cash prize and 4-$250 awards from Hopkin's Sporting Goods and Scheels.
$1,000 Winner: Viola Gibson-Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$250 Hopkins: South Winneshiek Elementary/Middle-Ossain, Iowa
$250 Hopkins: Alberty City-Truesdale Elementary-Albert City, Iowa
$250 Scheels: Helen Lemme Elementary-Iowa City, Iowa
$250 Scheels: Westridge Elementary-West Des Moines, Iowa
Fall Fitness Day has wrapped up; but plans have begun for Live Healthy Iowa Kid's 10 Week Wellness Challenge that will run January 27 - April 4. For information on how to get your school or organization involved please visit www.livehealthyiowakids.org or email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Live Healthy Iowa Kids
Live Healthy Iowa Kids was created in 2004 as a program of the Iowa Sports Foundation. Live Healthy Iowa Kids' youth initiatives are free programs encouraging Iowa's youth to be more active and learn about healthy food choices in a positive, fun way. Since they began, nearly 1 million youth have participated in the 10 Week Wellness Challenge, Go the Distance Day and Fall Fitness Day.
Live Healthy Iowa Coordinator
(888) 777-8881 Ext. 116