(AMES) Live Healthy Iowa Kids' Fall Fitness Day awarded cash prizes to seven Iowa schools to go toward their physical education programs for their participation in the event. Fall Fitness Day had 56,466 youth participate, totaling 178 schools.
The schools were chosen randomly and Marnie Simons Elementary in Hamburg was one of them chosen to receive a $250 gift card to Scheels Sporting Goods.
Fall Fitness Day is a free, one-day event to get students active and educate them on the importance of physical activity. Schools plan for a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity. Schools that report 100 percent participation of their enrollment are eligible for a random drawing for cash prizes. Since Live Healthy Iowa Kids' inception in 2004, Live Healthy Iowa has given back more than $48,750 to participating schools' physical education programs to award them for their dedication and commitment to health and wellness.