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Hollingworth Elementary Recognized by Governor's Council on Physical Fitness

 For Immediate Release         June 22, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
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Hollingworth Elementary Principal Miriam Kim
(909) 598-3661                                                   
                                                                               
 

 

WEST COVINA SCHOOL RECOGNIZED FOR GETTING KIDS MOVING

Hollingworth Elementary to receive a DanceDanceRevolution System for its efforts

 
Los Angeles, Calif. Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, announced today that Hollingworth Elementary in West Covina is one of 100 schools state-wide that have qualified to receive a brand new DanceDanceRevolution system. 
 
Hollingworth Elementary was selected for this award based on its participation in the 2010 Governor’s Challenge Competition - a contest that promotes increased physical activity and better nutrition among California’s youth.  Approximately 700 students, teachers and parents at Hollingworth Elementary successfully completed the Governor’s Challenge of being active 30-60 minutes a day, at least three days a week for a month in the 2009-2010 school year, and cumulatively they recorded 28,218 of physical activity. 
 
Statewide more than 1.3 million participants recorded more than 11 million days of physical activity through the Governor’s Challenge in 2010.  Complete physical activity records of participating schools in the Governor’s Challenge can be found at www.CalGovCouncil.org
 
 
 “I’m thrilled to be able to recognize Hollingworth Elementary School’s efforts.  Thank you Principal Kim, and thank you Nancy Donohue for stepping up as your school’s Governor’s Challenge Coordinator.  You are clearly passionate about getting your kids active and making sure they eat well and I’m a big believer that passion leads and everything else follows,” said Steinfeld.
 
“I’m also thrilled that our Council has been able to promote our Governor’s Challenge without adding any burden on California taxpayers,” said Steinfeld.  “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, - Anthem Blue Cross Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company, CVS/pharmacy, General Mills, and Kaiser Permanente - we were able to encourage a record 1.3  million California children, parents and teachers to take the Governor’s Challenge this year.  In fact, more people participated in the California Governor’s Fitness Challenge this year, than in all the other 49 states combined.
 
 
Partners of the Governor’s Council include Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., makers of the DanceDanceRevolution game; Tuff Stuff Fitness Equipment, which helps equip the fitness centers the Council awards; 24 Hour Fitness which provides free passes to students, teachers and parents taking the Governor’s Challenge; and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area which provides free lift tickets to k-12 students taking the Governor’s Challenge.
 
 

About the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

The California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting physical activity for all Californians with an emphasis on children and youth. Governor Schwarzenegger is the Honorary Chairman and Council members include Chairman Jake Steinfeld, Vice Chairman Peter Vidmar, and California sports legends such as Tony Hawk, Misty May-Treanor, Laila Ali and Jerry Rice.  Governor’s Council key initiatives include the Governor’s Challenge, the Governor’s Council Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation, the Live Like a Champion Tour powered by Anthem Blue Cross and Exercise is Medicine.  Founding sponsors are Anthem Blue Cross Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.  Other sponsors include the Coca-Cola Company, CVS/pharmacy and General Mills.  For more information, visit www.CalGovCouncil.org
 
Hollingworth Elementary is proud to be a two-time California Distinguished School and a nationally recognized NCLB school as well. It is also the first school in the San Gabriel Valley to be named a “No Excuses University” school, a network of elementary, middle, and junior high schools across the United States that actively promote a comprehensive model of college readiness to all students the moment they begin elementary school. It is located at 3003 E. Hollingworth Street in West Covina. Principal Miriam Kim can be reached at (909) 598-3661.  It is a proud school of the Rowland Unified School District which serves 16,000 students at 23 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, West Covina, Walnut, La Puente and City of Industry. For more information about Rowland Unified, call (626) 965-2541 or visit www.RowlandSchools.org.
  
 
 
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