ING Run For Something Better® (ING RFSB), in partnership with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), seeks to increase physical activity in students and help fight childhood obesity nationwide through the creation of school-based running programs. Research shows that physical activity improves self-esteem, school performance and overall well-being.
In 2014 the ING RFSB School Awards Program will provide a minimum of sixty (60) $3,500 grants to elementary or middle schools nationwide that desire to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one. 2014 Grant Applications are now open.
Through activity plans created by AAHPERD and based on the National Standards for Physical Education (AAHPERD, 2014), the awards program will offer children a healthy start to life and foster their desire to exercise before obesity ever begins. If you are ready to make an impact on the lives of your students through healthy lifestyle changes, improving self-esteem and reducing the rate of childhood obesity, then step up to the starting line! Visit www.aahperd.org/run to apply today.