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Colorado Springs school gets new $100,000 fitness center

October 5, 2017 Updated: October 5, 2017 at 11:51 am
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Colorado Springs’ Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy to cut the ribbon on their newly won DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center on Thursday. Photo courtesy Colorado Springs School District 11.

Famed fitness icon and chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, Jake Steinfeld, and other dignitaries are visiting Colorado Springs’ Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Thursday afternoon to cut the ribbon on their newly won DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center.  

Jack Swigert, a middle school in Colorado Springs School District 11, is one of three Colorado schools selected for the prize, for demonstrating new and innovative ways of promoting student physical activity and wellness. 

The other two winners were Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge and Centennial Middle School in Montrose.

An official proclamation from Gov. John Hickenlooper will be shared during the ceremony, recognizing October as "DON’T QUIT! Fitness Month." 

Families and communities are encouraged to renew their commitment to making physical activity and healthy eating part of children's daily lives.

 The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils program has rolled out in twenty-two states and Washington, D.C. since 2012 and expects to cover all 50 states in the coming years. 

Each DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center is worth $100,000 and financed and presented to schools through partnerships with companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Wheels Up and Nike.

TuffStuff Fitness International provides all of the fitness equipment. 

The foundation’s goal is to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world.

 

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