Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, dignitaries and students will cut the ribbon on Hollinger K-8’s new DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
Hollinger K-8 was one of three Arizona schools selected as a National Fitness Champion earlier this year for demonstrating new and innovative ways for promoting student physical activity and wellness.
The other two winning schools were Hulet Elementary in Holbrook and Stanfield Elementary in Stanfield.
Adding to the day’s excitement, an official proclamation from Governor Ducey will be shared during the ceremony that recognizes October as “DON’T QUIT! Fitness Month.”
During DON’T QUIT! Fitness Month, families and communities are encouraged to renew their commitment to making physical activity and healthy eating part of our children’s daily lives.
The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils program has rolled out in fifteen states since 2012 and expects to cover all 50 states in the coming years.
Each DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center is financed through public/private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, The CareMore Foundation and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.
Additionally, TuffStuff Fitness International provides all of the fitness equipment. The Foundation’s goal is to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world.
WHO: Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils
Brian Lambert, Principal
Dr. H.T. Sanchez, Superintendent
VISUAL: 560 excited students
DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center – Students will use the equipment for the first time!
Fitness demonstration by the students
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hollinger K-8
150 W. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
WHY: Physical activity and exercise have been shown to help prevent and treat more than 40 chronic diseases, enhance individual health and quality of life and reduce health care costs. In schools, physical activity and exercise have been shown to improve academic achievement, increase confidence and self-esteem, reduce discipline problems, cut absenteeism and foster better interpersonal relationships.
For more information, please contact Bill Bradley at (916) 213-5230 or Kelly McKeag at (970) 331-6935. For more information about the National Foundation, visit www.natgovfit.org
About The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils
The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) seeks to encourage and reward innovation in the field of youth fitness by awarding fitness centers to schools that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness. The NFGFC envisions a fitness center in every school in the U.S., helping to build a nation that—through innovation and a “DON’T Quit” attitude—boasts the fittest kids in the world. Since 2012, the NFGFC has delivered fitness centers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Georgia, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, California, New Mexico, Connecticut, Virginia, Illinois, Arkansas, Florida and Texas. In 2016, new fitness centers will be delivered in Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin and Arizona.