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NRPA Awards $400,000 in
Grants to Combat Obesity and
Chronic Diseases

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rpa, with support from the Centers
for disease Control and prevention
(CdC) Healthy Communities program, has announced the communities chosen for its 2011 action Communities for Health,
innovation, and enVironmental change
(aCHieVe) program.
nrpa awarded grants in the amount of
$40,000 to 10 park and recreation agencies
in the united States to promote policies, systems, and environmental change strategies-
focusing on issues including physical fitness
and obesity, nutrition, and tobacco cessation-to advance the nation's efforts to prevent chronic diseases and related risk factors.

the aCHieVe program aims to promote
improvements including increased access to
healthy food options such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains at schools, worksites,
places of worship and in the general community; and, infrastructure improvements to connect community sectors to foster and promote
non-motorized transportation, among others.
the 2011 nrpa aCHieVe grantees are:
■ annapolis recreation and parks, annapolis, maryland
■ Corpus Christi parks and recreation department, Corpus Christi, texas
■ City of Helena parks and recreation, Helena, montana

Return of a Legend

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Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis participating
in the Hershey's Tack & Field Games.

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ne of the greatest icons of american
sports-nine-time olympic gold medalist Carl lewis-is making his return
to the track this season.
This time, the stakes are different. lewis is
competing for the attention of parents throughout north america in order to help get their kids
active, and to do so he's partnering with one of the
largest and most enduring youth sports programs
in north america.
The 34th year of hershey's Track & Field Games
is underway in thousands of local communities
throughout north america. The program is designed to encourage boys and girls aged 9 through
14 to explore sports and recreation through
events involving running, jumping, and throwing. The Games also introduce youth to the fun and
benefits of being healthy and active.
since its inception, more than 10 million
children have participated in hershey's Track &
Field Games, including several olympians-with
hundreds of thousands of children throughout
north america taking part in the program last
year alone.
This year, the program will partner with nike
reuse-a-shoe, which recycles worn-out shoes to

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create new playgrounds and running tracks that
enable even more kids to get active and have fun.
a local community will be selected at the end of
the 2011 season to receive a hershey's Track &
Field Games.
In partnership with nrPa, hershey's Track &
Field Games invites all park and recreation leaders
to host a local track meet. It is a perfect fit for park
and recreation programs and offers a great addition to after-school and summer youth activities.
hershey's Track & Field Games is a free program and offers a step-by-step guide to hosting a
meet, with a wealth of online tools and materials
to take part in this one-of-a-kind program. Firsttime hosts receive an activation kit with equipment for hosting an event, as well as Fast Track
to sports starter Guide to teach running, jumping,
and throwing skills.
Participating youth can advance from local to district (where applicable) to state meets,
and ultimately have a chance of being awarded
a free trip to the north american Final in hershey,
Pennsylvania.
To find out more about hershey's Track & Field
Games and how to host a local meet, visit www.
npra.org/trackandfield.



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