But they need your help in order to win the prize.
Be Active's Just Push Play program helps schools in the state create wellness plans and buy equipment to get kids moving in the classroom, on the playground and in afterschool programs. The program already has helped six schools in the state. Right now, about half of North Carolina's students don't get enough daily physical activity to stay healthy.
This program gained the attention of The ‘nPLAY Foundation, which is supported by a variety of professional athletes, including Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse and Evander Holyfield. The group is working to reduce childhood obesity in America.
“As a parent myself, I know the challenges of trying to teach your children to live a healthy lifestyle. I also understand the financial hardships that our schools are facing. That’s why this is so important,” said Grant Hill, NBA star and former Duke Blue Devil, in a press release. “When we win, this will directly affect children’s health and education in North Carolina by putting a program in place that schools otherwise may not be able to afford.”
If selected, eligible elementary and middle schools across North Carolina can win grants of $10,000 each to implement Be Active’s Just Push Play program.