Rhode Island selected for $300,000 fitness equipment gift to improve student health

National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils will select three RI schools to receive new fitness centers as part of the DON'T QUIT!® Campaign

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) Chairman Jake Steinfeld today announced that Rhode Island was selected as one of four states this year to receive a $300,000 fitness equipment gift from the foundation as part of its DON’T QUIT! Campaign.

The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center to three Rhode Island schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit. 

School nominations will be accepted starting today and will run through Friday, March 22, 2019. All Rhode Island schools interested in being nominated must fill out a short application and include a written essay or short video. The application can be downloaded at http://natgovfit.org/nominate-your-school/.

The NFGFC program will make its way into all 50 states in the coming years. Each fitness center is financed through partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, Anthem Foundation, Wheels Up and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding. TuffStuff Fitness International provides all the fitness equipment, which is manufactured in the United States.

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For more information about the NFGFC or to download a nomination form, visitwww.natgovfit.org.

Read the full press release/announcement – https://www.ri.gov/press/view/35233