Gov. Malloy: Derby Middle School Among 3 CT Schools Recognized for Outstanding Innovation in Physical Fitness

Gov. Malloy: Three Connecticut Schools Recognized for Outstanding Innovation in Physical Fitness

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils Jake Steinfeld announced today the three winning schools that will each receive a state-of-the-art Live PositivelyTM Fitness Center as part of the National Champion Schools campaign. The campaign has named Washington Middle School in Meriden, Maria Sanchez Elementary School in Hartford and Derby Middle School in Derby as the winning schools for demonstrating new and innovative ways for promoting student physical activity and wellness.

This fall, the new fitness centers will be dedicated at ribbon cuttings ceremonies.

"By encouraging participation in physical activities in our schools, we can begin to address the widespread problem of childhood obesity," said Governor Malloy. "While only three schools won a new fitness center, all participating schools are winners for setting our children on the right path to fitness. I am proud to have partnered with Jake Steinfeld to bring this National Champion Schools campaign to Connecticut schools and applaud the winning schools for introducing innovative ideas for improving physical fitness."

For more information, please visit Governor Malloy's website: http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=4010&Q=551412