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Governor and First Lady's Statement on the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils Award Winners

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich issued the following statements in response to the selection of three Ohio schools as winners of Don’t Quit fitness centers in a nationwide competition sponsored by the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Council.  Willson School (Cleveland), Liberty Local Schools (Youngstown) and Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School (Toledo) won top honors among Ohio elementary and middle schools for demonstrating new and innovative ways of introducing physical activity and wellness into their curriculum.

Statement by Governor John Kasich

“I am excited that schools across our state took part in committing to promote exercise and physical fitness, and I’m optimistic that the three Ohio schools receiving new fitness centers can share their results as others seeking new ways to help young people adopt active, healthy lifestyles.”

Statement by First Lady Karen Kasich

"To have three Ohio schools recognized for their proposals to improve student health and wellness is a great compliment our statewide efforts to promote exercise and fitness for young Ohioans.  I encourage all our schools that submitted innovative proposals to increase their commitment to exercise and fitness.”