OKLAHOMA CITY (May 28, 2020)— Governor Kevin Stitt and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC), announced today the selection of three Oklahoma schools that will each receive a state-of-the-art $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center.
The multi-million dollar DON’T QUIT! campaign has named Hinton Middle School in Hinton, Stilwell Middle School in Stilwell and Idabel Middle School in Idabel as the state’s most outstanding schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit. These DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers will be unveiled during ribbon cutting ceremonies later this fall.
“I am excited to join NFGFC in offering this great opportunity to three of our public middle schools across the state,” said Governor Stitt. “To improve the health of our state, we must begin promoting wellness through education at a young age. I look forward to seeing how these state-of-the-art facilities will move the needle toward healthier students in these communities.”
“Even though COVID-19 impacted the school year, our DON’T QUIT! campaign received an overwhelming response from schools around the great state of Oklahoma. We had many exceptional entries this year, but three schools really embodied our mission of building a nation of the fittest, healthiest children in the world,” said Jake Steinfeld, NFGFC chairman. “Because of the exceptional students and staff who are excited to make fitness a daily part of their lives, the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils is awarding Hinton Middle School, Stilwell Middle School and Idabel Middle School with new fitness centers that will have a lasting impact on kids and their communities now and well into the future. Congratulations to these three schools and to every school that participated in the campaign. We look forward to our DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center ribbon cutting ceremonies later in the year.”
In February, Governor Stitt joined the NFGFC in announcing the launch of the DON’T QUIT! campaign in Oklahoma.
By the end of 2020, the NFGFC will have delivered DON’T QUIT! Fitness Centers to 36 states and Washington, D.C., with a goal of reaching all 50 states in the coming years. Each fitness center is financed through a public/private partnership with companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Anthem Foundation, Wheels Up and Nike, and does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding. TuffStuff Fitness International provides the fitness equipment for each facility, which is manufactured in the United States.
For more information about the National Foundation, visit www.natgovfit.org.