Governor Reeves pronounces winners of Do not Stop Health Facilities in Mississippi – Picayune Merchandise


(Jackson, MS) – Governor Tate Reeves and fitness icon Jake (Body of Jake) Steinfeld, chairman of the National Foundation for Fitness Councils of Governors (NFGFC), announced today that the three Mississippi schools that were selected are each state of the art received $ 100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness center.

The million dollar dollar doesn’t stop! The campaign has named Jefferson County Junior High School in Fayette, the McLaurin Attendance Center in Florence, and Woolfolk Middle School in Yazoo City as the most outstanding schools in the state for demonstrating leadership skills and keeping their students fit. The NFGFC program will have completed 40 states this year and will find its way to all 50 states in the years to come.

“I can’t wait to see what our teachers and students can do with these new fitness centers,” he said Governor Reeves. “I am grateful to Jake and his entire team for focusing on teaching healthy habits to our young people. Your hard work and dedication helps our Mississippi children receive vital building blocks to become healthy adults. I am proud that Mississippi can participate in this wonderful initiative! “

“We had an overwhelming response from elementary and middle schools across the state of Mississippi. All of this would not have been possible without the incredible support of Governor Reeves, who helped make this campaign a huge success by putting the health and wellbeing of children first, ”Steinfeld said. “Three schools really embodied our mission to build a nation of fitter, healthiest children in the world. I’m excited to announce that Jefferson County Junior High School, McLaurin Attendance Center, and Woolfolk Middle School are receiving a brand new $ 100,000. Fitness center. Congratulations everyone, we look forward to visiting these three schools during our ribbon cutting ceremonies this fall! “

Each fitness center is funded through public-private partnerships with companies like The Coca-Cola Company, the Amerigroup Foundation, Wheels Up, and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayers’ money or government funding. Fitness in Motion offers all fitness equipment that is made here in the USA. The aim of the foundation is to build a nation of the fitter and healthiest children in the world.

These ultra-modern don’t give up! Fitness centers will be unveiled during the ribbon cutting ceremonies this fall.

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