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Governor Brown Announces Councils Will Award Three Fitness Centers To Oregon Schools
Governor Kate Brown has announced that nominations are open for elementary and middle schools in Oregon to apply for the National Foundation of Governors’ Fitness Councils 2017 Don’t Quit fitness campaign. The three schools that demonstrate leadership in getting and keeping students fit will be selected to receive $100,000 fitness centers.
Brown said, “Our children deserve to lead healthy lives that allow them to learn, play and grow. I encourage schools to apply for this opportunity to help students incorporate physical activity and wellness into their daily lives.”
Oregon is one of four states selected to participate in the 2017 NFGFC campaign. The other states are Colorado, Louisiana and Maryland. Each fitness center is financed through public/private partnerships and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding. Since 2012, the NFGFC has delivered fitness centers in 18 states. The foundation’s goal is to place fitness centers in all 50 states. Nominations are open from today until June 2nd. For more information or to download a nomination form, visit www.natgovfit.org .