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USATF Distributes RUNJUMPTHROW Equipment Kits to Let’s Move! Active School Grant Winners

10/19/2015
 
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – USATF and Let’s Move! Active Schools have selected the first eight schools to receive RunJumpThrow Equipment Kits grants, USATF announced Monday, Oct. 16.  The grants from USATF will provide equipment that schools may use for teaching the basic skills of all running, jumping and throwing, whether in the classroom, as part of before and after school programs, or through sport clubs and teams.

More than 150 schools submitted an application during the first open enrollment period from June 1 to July 31 to receive a grant. Schools were selected to receive the grants based upon financial need, amount of students impacted by the grant, overall involvement in sports, after school programs and other factors that promote physical activity outside the classroom.

The following schools each will receive a USATF RunJumpThrow equipment grant:

P.S.59 William Floyd Elementary, Brooklyn, NY

New River Elementary, Wesley Chapel, FL

The Vida Bogart School for all children, Bronx, NY

Thorntons Ferry School, Merrimack, NH

Elcan-King Elementary School, Bainbridge, GA

Ambassador School of Global Education, Los Angeles, CA

Morris Avenue Intermediate, Opelika, AL

Idlewild Elementary School, Charlotte, NC

Through RunJumpThrow, kids participate in fun, hands-on learning events designed to build basic running, jumping and throwing skills. The RunJumpThrow toolkit for educators includes a turnkey, six-week curriculum and instructional DVD demonstrating as many as 20 physical activities. RunJumpThrow may also be conducted in schools as a single-day event. The equipment kit will assist teachers in the execution and teaching of the program and skills.

Through teaming up with Let’s Move! Active Schools, USATF is awarding a grant to one Lets Move! Active Schools enrolled school every week for one year leading into the 2016 Olympic Games. Each grant will be used for purchase of a RunJumpThrow equipment kit.

Enrollment and applications for the second round of USATF RunJumpThrow Equipment Kit grants is under way. The current open enrollment continues through October 31. Access the grant application HERE.

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Let’s Move! Active Schools
Let’s Move! Active Schools is a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity is the new norm for schools. Powered by a national collaboration of leading health and education organizations, Let’s Move! Active Schools streamlines the selection of programs, resources, professional development and funding opportunities, and delivers a customized action plan – making it simple for teachers and strategic for administrators. Ultimately, Let’s Move! Active Schools helps schools develop a culture in which physical activity and physical education are foundational to academic success. To learn more, visit www.letsmoveschools.org
 
Let’s Move! Active Schools Collaborative
Action for Healthy Kids, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Athletes for Hope, BOKS, ChildObesity180, GENYOUth Foundation, GoNoodle, Good Sports, Kaiser Permanente, KIDS in the GAME, Let’s Move!, NBA FIT, NIKE, Inc., Partnership for a Healthier America, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, SHAPE America, SPARK, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, USA Track & Field
 
 
 


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