Fresno schools win Kaiser cash awards for clocking physical activity

The Fresno BeeMay 20, 2014 

More than 700 Ahwahnee Middle School students cheered after learning their school will receive $1,000 from Kaiser Permanente for physical education programs.

The school logged 450,000 minutes of physical activity during April and earned a second place award in the Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

More than 100 California schools participated in the challenge, with participants logging more than 10 million miles of activity.

School administrators said they will use the money to support existing physical education programs and to purchase new equipment.

Other Valley schools receiving cash awards include Muir Elementary and Sequoia Middle ($1,000 each); Lowell Elementary, Susan B. Anthony Elementary and Tehipite Middle ($500 each); and James K. Polk Elementary School ($400).

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