Sunday, February 18, 2007

Show some love

Fighting childhood obesity is something that really tugs at my heart strings. I really enjoyed coaching kids soccer, watching them learn and have fun while running around. I also know how much obesity effects kids emotionally, absolutely demolishing their self-esteem.

Nike is working to fight the fat with their NikeGO program. The long term goal is to get full time P.E. classes back in schools. They are funding after school programs, providing places for kids to play, making donations to parks and giving grants to schools, clubs and anyone dedicated to children's physical fitness.

You can help support NikeGo by recycling your gym shoes. The recycled shoes are used to make sports surfaces for kids to play on. There are other ways you can help the cause as well.

1 comment:

stefanierj said...

Great program--thanks for the heads-up. At the rate I'm going, I'll blow these current running shoes out before too long and can send my oldies in! Yay!