Kids in the Game recently partnered with Under Armour, one of the nation’s leading national fitness companies, to help the youth of the Baltimore and Washington D.C. communities become more active. Ross Elementary School, located in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., received a GO Grant! in order to increase physical fitness among students in 2017 and 2018, at school. Under Armour and PHIT America also gave out prizes and swag gifts to the kids in addition to the grant. The funds were primarily used to purchase equipment used before, during, and after school for Physical Education classes.
“Under Armour has always had a strong commitment to our communities and to the importance of fitness,” says Jason Larose, President of Under Armour North America. “As a Maryland based company with such strong roots in the Baltimore and D.C. communities, it was special to present the PHIT grant to Ross Elementary. We know the funds will go to great use in a school already finding creative ways to keep its students active.”
In addition to helping Ross Elementary School, three other schools and just under 1,000 kids in the area received funding for their Physical Education and fitness programs. Under Armour’s mission is to get more kids active, and we clearly see how they are demonstrating that through this exciting partnership. They serve as an inspiration to all of us because of how they are stepping up to help us get more kids active and involved in sports.
KIDS in the GAME would like to thank both Jason Larose from Under Armour and Jason from Ross Elementary School for helping to make this happen.
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