WHAT: Students ages 5-12 will cut the ribbon on their secret weapon to combat pediatric obesity and improve physical health - Project Fit America, a two-year program using specially designed cardiovascular equipment and curriculum.
Monkey bar rotations, pole climbs and bar jumps are just a handful of the exercises that will keep these Chicago-area students moving to a healthy beat all day.
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of Loyola University Health System, has sponsored 15 schools in more than a decade through Project Fit America program grants. Lincoln Elementary is the 2012 Gottlieb Project Fit grant recipient.
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School, 3420 Jackson St., Bellwood Ill.
Media must contact Stasia Thompson in advance at (708) 417-5036.
WHO: Benny the Bull, mascot of the Chicago Bulls, is the surprise guest who will join the colorful, music-filled celebration and help more than 300 elementary school students and their physical education teachers demonstrate new physical exercise techniques that will be used daily throughout the next two years.