Nearly 1,100 fourth-graders from the Green Bay School District enjoyed their year-end 'Fit Kids' bash Thursday, May 25, at the Packers' Don Hutson Center.
The bash was to celebrate successful participation in 'Fit Kids,' a joint effort between the Green Bay Packers, CBS 5 WFRV-TV and the Green Bay Area Public School District, featuring a year-long program with a curriculum that focuses on the whole child and each month covers a theme based on either nutrition, physical fitness or social health. It is the second year of the program for Green Bay schools.
The eight themes (introduced via video by Packers players) are Get Together, Get Out, Get Fueled, Get Cooking, Get Moving, Get Bendy, Get Happy and Get Fit.
Children who completed at least 75 percent of their 'Fit Kids' activities were invited to participate in several activities at the bash, including a variety of inflatables and a mini-golf course.
"The Packers are thrilled the children, both here in Green Bay and at the other schools in the state, had a great year-end celebration," said John Jones, Packers Executive Vice President/COO. "It was a great second year of the program, with additional state schools taking part. We look forward to continuing the program and helping students stay motivated and learning about the importance of nutrition, fitness and social health."
Thursday's bash for Green Bay schools was the fourth such year-end celebration this month. Three other school districts that participated in the program this year - Cuba City, Onalaska and Wausau - recently held their bashes. The Wausau bash took place at the Hutson Center on May 24, with 500 kids having bused over for the day. The Cuba City and Onalaska bashes took place at their respective schools in the past week.
CBS 5 WFRV-TV, along with the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Area Public School District, in 2005 received a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) excellence award for the 2004 pilot program.