Grants for school running programs increased to $3,500 per school
December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During 2014, ING U.S. is giving schools nationwide a unique opportunity to help students discover a passion for running and living a healthy lifestyle through its ING Run For Something Better School Awards. In partnership with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), ING U.S. will provide a minimum of 60 grants of $3,500 each, representing a 40 percent increase from those awarded during the 2013 cycle. The grant process is now open at www.aahperd.org/run.
General Mills has been at the forefront of encouraging active lifestyles for decades. In my role as Program Officer for the General Mills Foundation’s Hunger and Nutrition Wellness grant making, I was well aware of this fact.
What I did not know was that the company’s legacy of enhancing youth nutrition and fitness dates back nearly 60 years.
What does Dallas have to offer besides Tony Romo and the Cowboys?
Screaming kids and a pop-punk rock alternative music group set the stage for ING Kids Rock Dallas on Saturday, March 24, at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. Nearly 800 kids in grades K–7 became “marathon finishers,” completing a cumulative marathon training program of 25.2 miles in the weeks leading up to race day. On race day, the kids felt a huge sense of accomplishment as they crossed the finish line. They received a medal, T-shirt and goodie bag.