Celebrate our Fall Challenge Winners
We had a ball this fall! More students, families and schools than ever before got fired up for physical activity during the Fire Up Your Feet Fall 2015 Activity Challenge. The results are rolling in, and winners have been announced in Metro Atlanta, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, Southern Nevada, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin, Oregon and Southwest Washington. Check your region custom website’s news page for a list of all the winners in your area.
Here’s some fantastic preliminary feedback we’ve received from several schools so far:
“Faculty, staff, parents, and students jumped on board for the Fire Up Your Feet challenge! Our community is very active, a lot of our students bike to school and participate in extracurricular activities outside of school. This was a great opportunity to help raise money for PE and recess equipment.” -Blaise Kise, Sunset Beach, Hawaii
"A. L. Burruss Elementary is a Title I school where all students receive free breakfast and more than half received free or reduced lunch. The demographics do not hinder our students, teachers or staff from participating in a healthy lifestyle. In addition to eating healthy, we get moving! In October, we hosted a trail walk for the students, their families and our staff to get everyone excited about the Fire Up Your Feet Challenge.” – Heather Harris, PTA co-president at A. L. Burruss Elementary in Marietta, GA
“Can we walk?” This is the question I hear from my 7 year old every morning. The Fire Up Your Feet Challenge has encouraged my family to walk to school as much as we can. We get out and get our steps in, but we also get a chance to have quality time with each other and while walking he tells me all about his day. This program has encouraged us to walk and talk and with each other! Not only does he want to walk but he wants to walk with me!! Any program that makes my son happy to do activities with me I’m all for it.” – Angela Pojar, parent at Brighton Elementary School in Portsmouth
On behalf of all our partners, thanks for participating in the 2015 Fire Up Your Feet Fall Challenge. We can’t wait to see how much more you move during our next challenge – May 2016!