Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cardenas, community leaders bringing Fit in the Middle program to students

REMINDER: Cardenas, community leaders bringing Fit in the Middle program to students
Fun, fitness-focused activities for elementary schools 


STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19), is partnering with community leaders and schools to bring Fit in the Middle, an eight-week fitness program, to elementary students in his legislative district.

“Childhood obesity is a problem the entire country is facing. Nationally, only eight percent of elementary schools provide daily physical education,” Cardenas said. “We’ve been working with school and city officials, business partners and other community leaders to give kids a chance to exercise at school and to see that it can be fun.”

Cardenas and other elected officials are coordinating a series of kick-off events for the program at four local schools. The activities will include exercise, an obstacle course and prizes. Parents are also invited to attend the events. 

When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
2 – 3 p.m.               
Where:    Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School 
                9401 W. Garfield St. 
                Tolleson, AZ 85353
Who:       Rep. Mark Cardenas
                Members of the Tolleson Fire Department 
                Members of the Tolleson Police Department 

When:     Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 
                2 – 3 p.m.
Where:    Sheely Farms Elementary School
9450 W. Encanto Blvd. 
Phoenix, AZ 85037       
Who:       Rep. Mark Cardenas
                Phoenix City Mayor Greg Stanton
                Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela
                Members of the Phoenix Fire Department 
                Members of the Phoenix Police Department
                D. Baxter the Bobcat, the Arizona Diamondbacks Mascot 
                        
When:     Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 
10 – 11 a.m. 
Where:    Arizona Desert Elementary School
8803 W. Van Buren St. 
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Who:       Rep. Mark Cardenas
                Members of the Tolleson Fire Department 
                Members of the Tolleson Police Department 
                        
When:     Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
                2 – 3 p.m.
Where:    Sun Canyon Elementary School
8150 W. Durango St. 
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Who:       Rep. Mark Cardenas
                Phoenix City Mayor Greg Stanton 
                Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski
                Members of the Phoenix Fire Department 
                Members of the Phoenix Police Department
                D. Baxter the Bobcat, the Arizona Diamondbacks Mascot
   
For more information on the Fit in the Middle program, go to www.fitinthemiddle.com. 






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