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Three Arizona Schools Named National Fitness Champions

July 11, 2016

Schools To Receive $100K Don’t Quit!™ Fitness Centers 

PHOENIX – Today, Governor Doug Ducey and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, announced Arizona’s three winning schools that will each receive a Don’t Quit! Fitness Center. This multi-million dollar physical fitness campaign has named Hollinger K-8 in Tucson, Hulet Elementary/Junior High in Holbrook and Stanfield Elementary in Stanfield as the state’s most outstanding schools for demonstrating new and innovative ways forpromoting student physical activity and wellness.

“I’m thrilled that three Arizona schools have been named National Fitness Champions and will soon be rewarded for their efforts with a brand new Don’t Quit! Fitness Center,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “These new fitness centers will give every child the opportunity to add physical fitness and wellness into their daily lives, which will help them live a longer, healthier life!"

Every Don’t Quit! Fitness Center is financed through public/private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, The CareMore Foundation and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.  Additionally, TuffStuff Fitness International provides all of the fitness equipment.  

“When I declared war on childhood obesity, I knew it would take an army of leaders to make a difference. I was thrilled when Governor Ducey joined our efforts to help put a stop to this disease in Arizona,” said Jake "Body by Jake" Steinfeld.  “The National Foundation is really excited to award three Arizona schools with new fitness centers that will have a lasting impact on kids well into their future."

The new fitness centers will be dedicated at ribbon cutting ceremonies this fall.

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