Rowland Unified School District

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Los Angeles County Fitness Challenge Kick Off at Hollingworth Elementary Today

For Immediate Release         Rick de la Torre, LACOE, Tel: 562-922-6360
Feb. 19, 2010                       Gina Ward, Rowland USD, Tel: 626-854-8352
                                           Ellen Morgan, LAUSD,  Tel: 213-241-6766

    The 2010 Los Angeles County Fitness Challenge

at Schools Across the Southland
   Kick-Off Announcement Events for Challenge Slated for Feb 23 at Campuses in Van Nuys and West Covina
Local Pupils to Join Teachers and Staff in Pledging
Their Commitment to Being Active, Healthy and Fit
WHAT:       The  2010 Los Angeles County Physical Fitness Challenge — to announce the countywide K-12 competition that is part of a statewide effort to help California children get active, healthy and fit. The contest offers individual and school-based awards determined by the quantity of documented physical activities.
WHEN:       TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010  
WHERE:    Van Nuys Middle School — 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
                   5435 Vesper Ave., Van Nuys 91411                    
                   Hollingworth Elementary School — 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
                   3003 East Hollingworth St., West Covina 91792
WHO:       Student body pledging ceremonies to feature county Supt. of Schools Darline P.  Robles with local school administrators and civic officials joined by Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld, chairman of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.  The Challenge is sponsored by the Council in partnership with county offices of education, school districts, cities, civic groups and businesses. 
WHY:         Of the 1.7 million students attending L.A County’s K-12 public schools, more than 40 percent are overweight or obese.  The Challenge is an attempt to take action locally and statewide to help improve the health and fitness of children who are at-risk physically, emotionally and academically.
 VISUALS / INTERVIEWS: In addition to the pledging ceremonies and fitness demonstrations led by students, Supt. Robles and Mr. Steinfeld will discuss the many ways children, teachers and staff members can become physically active.

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