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Frazier Elementary a fitness finalist in Governor's Challenge

LOS ANGELES – Jake Steinfeld, chairman of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, announced last week that William H. Frazier Elementary School in Fallbrook has been named one of seven finalist schools in the San Diego/Imperial region and 127 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the Council’s 2010 Governor’s Challenge Competition - a contest that promotes increased physical activity and better nutrition among California’s youth.

“I’m thrilled to be able to recognize William H. Frazier Elementary efforts,” said Steinfeld. “Thank you Principal Rodriguez and thank you Wendi Wallace 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.”

Finalists were selected out of 2,649 participating schools statewide, based on the percentage and number of students in the school who successfully completed the Governor’s Challenge of being active 30-60 minutes a day, at least three days a week for a month. William H. Frazier Elementary, which is being named a Governor’s Challenge finalist for the first time, had 100 percent of its students successfully complete the Governor’s Challenge this year.

Each of the school finalists named is under consideration for prizes including eleven brand new fitness centers valued at $100,000 each and eleven regional awards of $5,000 each which will be used to buy new physical activity equipment. Award-winning schools will be announced at a special ceremony in Sacramento in September.

More information on the Governor’s Challenge can be viewed at http://www.CalGovCouncil.org. Corporate sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross Foundation, Coca-Cola Co., CVS pharmacy, and General Mills.

 

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