June 12, 2013
Schools are letting kids out for the summer, and they’re all looking for something to do and somewhere to play. The summer of 2013 is going to be extra special for thousands of children who know when they return to elementary school next fall, they’ll have new ways to play and be active.
As a member of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
, we’ve helped get the word out to schools and families about Together Counts
,™ a far-reaching anti-obesity initiative bolstered by our support and yours. We’re thrilled that our efforts will directly affect 7,000 students through this year’s grant program, aimed at communities who need it most, with more than $175,000 in playground equipment, sports gear and cash.
We salute the top winners for each program below and invite you celebrate the winners from all 14 schools
. Your local school might just be in the winner’s circle!
Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes
Two grand-prize winning schools will receive $30,000 in cash and prizes plus a new playground.
Find Your Balance Challenge
- Central Intermediate School, Central Louisiana: Winning entry cast by Music Teacher Johanna Benton
- Seaford Manor Elementary School, Seaford New York: Winning entry cast by Parent/Volunteer Laurie Scimeca
- More winners
William E. Russell Elementary in Dorchester Mass will receive $30,000 in cash and prizes and more.
Healthier U.S. Schools Incentives
- Winning application submitted by P.E. Teacher Elizabeth Reynolds Lupo
- More winners
Valasco Elementary school in Freeport Texas will receive a $10,000 cash prize.
- Winning entry cast by Library Media ...